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The Streets (Transportation and Environmental Services) Department coordinates the efficient and effective delivery of street services such as planning traffic systems, street maintenance, traffic engineering, sidewalk construction and repair, curb and gutter construction and repair, street lighting and traffic signs and markings.

The Transportation and Environmental Services Department maintains approximately 224 miles of streets within the City, while NCDOT maintains major corridors that include Cannon Boulevard, Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, Kannapolis Parkway, Main Street and all state highways.


If you observe any of the following issues, please contact the Transportation and Environmental Services Department at 704-920-4200.

  • Potholes

  • Traffic lights not working

  • Streetlight or outdoor area light damage/outage (Click HERE to report  online via the Duke Energy Outdoor Light Outage system)

  • Cracked/damaged sidewalk or curb

  • Line of sight issue

  • Dead animal in the roadway

  • Cracked/severely damaged street

  • Tree blocking roadway or sidewalk

  • Damaged or missing street sign

  • Damaged bridge(s)

25 MPH Speed Modification for City Streets

If you are interested in a speed modification for a City Street(s), please review and complete the Neighborhood Speed Modification and City Policy Documents and mail  to the Public Works Department at 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis NC 28081

Current and Upcoming Projects 

Read below for updates on the infrastructure projects in Kannapolis. Note that many of these projects are funded and managed by NCDOT, not the City’s Public Works Department.

Albemarle Water Transmission Line

Description: The Albemarle Water Transmission Line is a joint effort by the Cities of Albemarle, Concord and Kannapolis within portions of Stanly and Cabarrus Counties. The Albemarle Water Transmission Line is a project proposed to address the near term and long term projected water use demands for Concord and Kannapolis.

The Project proposes the construction of approximately 100,000 feet of water line paralleling NC 49 from an existing 30-inch stub near the intersection of NC 49 and Main Street in Richfield to the termination of an existing 30-inch line near the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center located at the intersection NC 49 and Old Airport Road. Also associated with the Project is the construction of 3 water booster stations, a ground storage tank, and distribution pump station.

Project Status: Under construction

I-85 Widening

Description: This Project will add four additional travel lanes (two in each direction) to approximately eight miles of I-85 from north of NC 73 (Exit 55) to north of Lane Street (Exit 63) in Cabarrus County. This Project will complete the interstate’s expansion through the county, providing a greater level of service for local and through traffic.

Interchange improvements are proposed at US 29/601 (Exit 58), Dale Earnhardt Boulevard (Exit 60) and Lane Street (Exit 63). The existing at-grade rail crossing on Winecoff School Road in Kannapolis will also be eliminated.

Project Status: The Project is under construction and is expected to be complete by June 2018. For more information and project maps please visit 

NC Highway 3 Widening and Sidewalk 

Description: Widening of NC Hwy 3 to a 4-lane cross section from Kannapolis Parkway to East to Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. The Project will include drainage improvements, curb and gutter, and 5’ concrete sidewalk along the Project route. The newly widened section of NC Hwy 3 will provide safer travel for motorists and with the addition of the concrete sidewalks will provide a safe walkway for pedestrians along the roadway.

Project Status: Right-of-way acquisition in May 2016. Project scheduled to be let in October 2017.

Rogers Lake Road Separated Grade Railroad Crossing

Description: The second phase of the Rogers Lake Road Project consists of a separated grade crossing in the vicinity of Rogers Lake Road where it crosses Norfolk Southern/NC Railroad Company tracks. The grade separated crossing will create an overpass for the railroad and keep traffic moving on the streets below. The Project will also include the closing of the Winecoff School Road Crossing. The Project is on the NCDOT Transportation Improvement Program (Project U-4702) but construction is listed as unfunded. However, the Project has received $1,111,500 as Project Y-4810 K through SAFETEA-LU Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program funds to move forward with preliminary study and engineering of the Project.

Project Status: At present funding is not allocated for right-of-way acquisition or construction.

Double Track Improvements Including 24th Street Bridge

Description: Currently, NCDOT is planning to do minor improvements at 22nd Street and 18th Street, and close the 29th Street at-grade crossing as part of the Double Track Project. NCDOT has explained that the 29th Street crossing is too close to Main Street to stay open after the addition of the second track widens the rail track bed in this location. NCDOT has decided to move forth with the closure of 29th Street without constructing a grade separated crossing at 22nd Street and has agreed to make improvements at the existing grade crossings in the North Kannapolis area.

Project Status: The Project is under construction and is expected to be complete by spring 2017.