x
Breaking News
More () »

$86 million project to revamp interchange at I-77 and Carowinds Boulevard

The project could help relieve traffic in the third fastest-growing county in the state.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An $86 million project is coming to one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina.

Let's connect the dots.

State officials are looking to revamp the interchange at I-77 and Carowinds Boulevard. It's all possible thanks to a $65 million grant from South Carolina and some matching funds from York County.

The project's been years in the making.

You can stream WCNC Charlotte on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, just download the free app.

York County first applied for the funding back in 2015 but wasn't able to get the money until now. The project could help relieve traffic in the third fastest-growing county in the state.

MORE ON WCNC: CATS sees significant drop in missed trips following route changes

Recent census data shows York County has grown more than 31% since 2010. The county said the population boom has pushed local roadways to their limits.

But don't expect a fix anytime soon.

Transportation officials said the new interchange at Carowinds Boulevard still needs to get designed. And that process could still take months.

MORE ON WCNC: NCDOT awards $691K contract to replace Union County bridge

For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app.

FREE PODCASTS

Wake Up Charlotte To Go is a daily news and weather podcast you can listen to so you can start your day with the team at Wake Up Charlotte.  
SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || TuneIn || Google Podcasts   

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere. 

Flashpoint is a weekly in-depth look at politics in Charlotte, North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond with host Ben Thompson. Listen to the podcast weekly.
SUBSCRIBEApple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || Google Podcasts 

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere. 

Locked On is the leading podcast network for local sports and is owned by WCNC Charlotte's parent company TEGNA.
Listen to Locked On here.  

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere. 

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out