This evening I attended the NCDOT informational workshop at Weddington Middle School on the Rea Road extension, which will directly affect Weddington and Wesley Chapel. The proposal is for an extension of Rea Rd from Providence Rd to Hwy 84/Weddington Rd. The illustrations currently show the projected path going to the north of Stratford on Providence and emerging on Hwy 84 between Lake Forest Preserve and Aero Plantation. This first phase would include two lanes with future plans to add two additional lanes in phase two. Phase three would widen Weddington Road to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 for the first phase with the other two phases currently unfunded.
Plans include a four lane, median divided road with wide outside lanes for bicycles. Five foot sidewalks on both sides are a possibility depending on funding.
* View the video of NCDOT’s virtual flyover of the future road here.