North Mecklenburg intersection receives national award

HUNTERSVILLE – A local project’s innovative intersection design has earned national recognition by the American Council of Engineering Companies at its 2021 Virtual Engineering Excellence Awards gala.

The continuous flow intersection at N.C. 16/Brookshire Boulevard and Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, a first for North Carolina, received the award, considered “the Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

The design shifts traffic into two stages, so vehicles cross N.C. 16 several hundred feet before making a left turn. This increases the intersection’s efficiency by up to 70%. Drivers started using the new traffic pattern in late 2019.