Special to Iredell Free News

U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Town of Mooresville $13.6 million in funding to build three connector roads near Interstate 77 through the economically critical service area known as “Silicon Shores.”

Budd secured the funding through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants program.

“I couldn’t be happier that DOT awarded this funding to the Town of Mooresville for the construction of three new roads through Silicon Shores,” the congressman said in a news release. “This area is already seeing massive economic growth, and construction of these new roads will make it easier and safer for folks to travel, shop, and build.”

The funds will pay for construction of three connector roads, including:
► Approximately 4,300 linear feet of four-lane divided highway (East-West connector);
► Approximately 2,368 linear feet of three-lane divided highway (RL West connector); and
► Approximately 2,298 linear feet of three-lane divided highway (Transco connector)