This plan is a coordinated land use and multi-modal transportation plan for a 35 mile corridor, integrating local land use plans with strategic regional transportation needs. The plan is the by-product of a coordinated, multi-jurisdictional transportation and land use planning effort, involving 3 counties, 5 municipalities, 3 chambers of commerce, 2 metropolitan planning organizations, 1 rural planning organization, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). This plan represents the first wide-scale effort by NCDOT to integrate land use and transportation planning, recognizing the essential linkage between the two.
Various regions along NC 73
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to endorse this plan was adopted on July 19, 2004.
The NCDOT has designated NC 73 between Lincolnton and Concord as a North Carolina Strategic Highway Corridor. For More Information on the Strategic Corridors planning efforts visit the NCDOT's Strategic Highway Corridors website.