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Rea Road

Rea Road
This Transportation  Bond Project will improve traffic congestion, safety and vertical alignment of Rea Road.

What's happened?
 Construction began July 9, 2012. Staff is working with A T & T to relocated their underground cables in order to finish the section of Rea Road between Highway 51 and Carmel Estate Road.  

What's next?  Asphalt paving continues on the west side of Rea Road. A T & T underground cables need to be relocated in order to complete the southern section of Read Road. Bridge construction continues.

Who to contact? Imad Fakhreddin, 704-336-7926.

A 2008 Transportation Bond Project

This transportation project will include two travel lanes divided by a planted median with left turn lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the road. This project will also include a right turn lane at Highway 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road). The Rea Road project will also improve the vertical alignment of the road eliminating sight distance problems when turning in and out of the subdivisions. 


  • Ease traffic congestion
  • Eliminate sight distance problems
  • Provide safe, aesthetically pleasing pedestrian and bike routes throughout the project area
  • Provide landscaping in designated areas along the project
Cost:  $22,500,000
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Rea Road Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Construction Update:
On Saturday afternoon, November 15, there will be a lane shift (southbound) to the new bridge on Rea Road between MacAndrew Drive and Rea Croft.  This lane shift will allow the contractor to remove the old detour roads and tie-in the remaining curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side. 
Planning & Design Phase 
The project team of city staff and engineering professionals at the Michael Baker Corporation (formerly LPA Group) conducted the first public meeting in 2003. They identified issues of concern to citizens and neighborhoods along the Rea Road corridor. Click here to view all citizen issues
During the Planning Phase, the project team worked on the following:
  • Developed roadway typical sections in accordance with the City's Urban Street Guidelines; 
  • Compiled a base map of existing conditions; 
  • Completed Hydrological study for Rea Branch and its tributary; 
  • Completed subsurface field data collection near Rea Branch and Carmel Estates Drive; 
  • Completed preliminary vertical alignment study for Rea Road baseline; 
  • Completed Traffic Analysis; and 
  • Conducted "open house" public meetings and workshops to educate citizens and gain input on the project.  
The project team compiled information regarding accident data on two and four lane roads similar to traffic experienced on Rea Road. They have also reviewed experiences with Carmel Road before and after its widening work in 1997. Click here to view this information.

Public Involvement:
  A citizen workshop was held on January 21, 2004. Citizens provided input on a variety of issues relating to the project.  The top three issues are discussed in the March newsletter. Click here to view all citizen issues.  A public meeting was held on June 23, 2005. The project team presented its recommended design and received positive public feedback.  

An "open house" style public meeting was held on February 26. 2009. The design plans were shared with citizens.  Click on the four links below to view the plans - in four sections.

To better understand the improvements that will take place on Rea Road, click on the links below to view "typical" road sections:

Typical Two Lane Median Divided Roadway Section
Typical Roadway Section

Project Contacts:
Imad Fakhreddin, P.E., Engineering Senior Project Manager, 704-336-7926
Felix Obregon, CDOT Senior Project Manager, 704-432-5729