The Town of Indian Trail is working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation on a new project aimed toward revitalizing our Uptown area.
The effort will bring improved walkability and additional parking to Indian Trail Road between Shady Bluff Drive and Gribble Road, allowing visitors and pedestrians better access to the Uptown businesses along Indian Trail Road. The Town also will work with NCDOT on improving intersections and driveway access into businesses, especially at Matthews-Indian Trail Road and Indian Trail Road – long considered as Indian Trail’s historic Uptown core.
The improved walkability plan will create a safe pedestrian corridor with benches and planters connecting the Town’s Crossing Paths Park and the Uptown area to Town Hall and Chestnut Square Park. It also will put in place several changes to ensure the corridor is compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The enhancements will not only create an improved area for residents to enjoy Town events such as the Fourth of July and Christmas parades, but also help attract visitors and future growth to the Uptown area and ultimately connect Uptown to the Town Hall, Chestnut Parkway, the proposed Greenway Trail and U.S. 74 pedestrian & bike trail and all the way to Crooked Creek Park.
The project has been approved by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, and it will be programmed in the N.C. State Transportation Improvement Program in the coming months.