Metro Charlotte @ All Things NC!
A Detailed Look at the Queen City's Roads and Highways Past, Present, and Future.

Welcome to Metro Charlotte @ All Things NC!  From urban centers getting complete makeovers to rural farmland becoming sprawling suburbia, the Metrolina Region has gone through a dramatic expansion in the past 30 years.   Here, you will find links, photos and stories of Charlotte's past, commentary and documentation of the present and finally an insight on the future.  Roads and transportation are the primary focus here; but other urban features will be included.

Charlotte/Mecklenburg Aerial Photos, 1965 ---A unique look at the Queen City's roadways and how they once ran.
  • Interstate 77 Under Construction ---See how the main north-south route in the county got started.
  • Independence Blvd. ---Check out how Independence Blvd. looked like in its heyday.
  • Miscellaneous Charlotte/Mecklenburg Aerials ---Photos from all over the city and county showing how far we've come in nearly 40 years.

  • Charlotte Maps: ---See the progression from surface streets to super-highways.

  • 1966 NCDOT (courtesy Adam Froehlig)
  • 1985 NCDOT (courtesy Adam Froehlig)

  • Independence Blvd. ---Charlotte's first major urban highway.  Learn the history of this road and take a virtual drive looking for remnants from years past. 

    I-485 - Charlotte's Outer Loop ---Track the history and construction of this important roadway.

  • Construction Photos 
  • Missing Flyover Ramp (Exit 61) Johnston Rd/ US 521

  • Soon to Come:

  • Information on the Garden Parkway (The proposed toll road in Western Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties)
  • Plus much more!



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  • Page Created: November 3, 2002
    Last Updated: October 20, 2007

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