Residents can weigh in on a proposed road improvement plan at a public workshop May 17 at Huntersville town hall.
Hosted by Huntersville and the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization, the workshop will address the Vance Road Extension to N.C. 73.
Officials and residents will review three potential roadway alignments in northwest Huntersville, with a focus on the stretch along N.C. 73 from the Beatties Ford Road intersection to the Lincoln County line.
Staff members will give presentations on the different options at 6:30 p.m. and possibly at 7:15 p.m.
Area planning staff have been discussing how to connect the two roads since 2007.
After years of research, the study has narrowed its options to three.
Staff members will provide residents with printed maps at Tuesday's meeting.
Construction is not expected to begin before 2035.
Transportation will continue to be the focal point for many town officials over the next several decades, based on discussions at last week's meeting between lake towns and Mecklenburg and Iredell county commissioners.
During the meeting, several officials mentioned that transportation - specifically the widening of I-77 and other lake-area roads - has the most room for improvement.