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The City of Statesville is conducting a feasibility study to review options for potentially constructing a new interchange at Interstate 77 and Jane Sowers Road.

The City of Statesville and Iredell County have experienced an increase in development activity on land in the vicinity of I-77 and Jane Sowers Road. To better accommodate the anticipated traffic generated by this growth and to relieve traffic pressure on other roadways, the City of Statesville is working with the N.C. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, and Iredell County to study the feasibility of constructing a new interchange on I-77 at Jane Sowers Road. This feasibility study also assesses needed improvements to both I-77 and Jane Sowers Road to accommodate a new interchange.

Determining the feasibility of an interchange is the first step in a long process that likely will not see construction for some time, but it is necessary to start the process of attaining project funding. The study team is asking for public input. The City of Statesville will host an open house public meeting to discuss study purpose and need, present findings, seek input on alternative options, and answer questions. There will also be a survey available where the public can provide their input.

Public Meeting

The City of Statesville is hosting an open house public meeting on Tuesday March 14. The meeting will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville with public drop-ins from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the public will be able to view study materials and ask the study team questions.

Study Website

Visit www.statesvillenc.net/I77JaneSowers

Study Survey

In addition to the public meeting, a survey will be used to gather input from the public. The survey will be available on the study website from February 15 to March 28. A paper survey will also be available for participants without access to a mobile phone or computer.


Persons who require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance to attend the meeting, review website materials, or take the online survey should call or email The City of Statesville at (704) 761-2381 or sbridges@statesvillenc.net no later than 48 hours before the event.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando a la ciudad de Statesville al (704) 761-2381. Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling The City of Statesville at (704) 761-2381.

Learn More

Additional information about the study and information on the public meeting can be found on the study website. If you have additional questions, contact Steve Bridges in the engineering department at (704) 761-2381, or email sbridges@statesvillenc.net.

7 thoughts on “City of Statesville seeks public input for I-77 / Jane Sowers Road interchange feasibility study

    • Jane Sowers Road is already like I-77. Cars come down the road at 55-60 miles an hour when posted at 45 and 35mph. I live on Jane Sowers. Road. No more Warehouses! There are already to0 many similar trucks.

  1. Should have been done years ago, Now with all the housing and warehouses going in it will be a lot harder to do. As normal, Statesville is always playing catch up and to do so now will add traffic that Jane Sowers cannot hold without major changes.

  2. Absolutely is needed. Should have been a condition of site plan approval. If so, the cost would have been borne by the developer. Now the cost will be paid by the taxpayers.

  3. Jason Wenzel says:

    Agreed! Jane Sowers is already close enough — within a couple of miles — to the nearest exits on I 40 & I 77.

  4. Kenneth Ladd says:

    Makes more sense to use James Farm Road. At square turn straight across to Crawford Road. Truckers would love it. Keeps trucks away from residential area, relieving congestion on Old Mocksville Road. A lot of problems solved here. It may need a bridge over I 77 to make it work good, but this is a way better option.

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