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CityLYNX Gold Line Construction Update – Feb. 15, 2018
Staff resource: John Lewis, CATS, 704-336-3855, 

CATS will provide ongoing updates (as needed) to council on the status of the Gold Line construction project. Below is the most current summary of work taking place.

Hawthorne Lane Bridge Scheduled Work
The Hawthorne Bridge is currently not in use. The deck, girders, and center pier have been removed. See the schedule of upcoming work below:  

Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23
Single-lane closures will occur in both directions on Independence Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews drive pile for the reconstruction of the center pier. Pile driving will be performed during daytime hours. Residents can expect to hear loud hammering sounds.

Hawthorne Lane Construction Work 
  • Storm Drainage: Storm Drainage installation is currently occurring at the intersection of Eighth Street and Hawthorne Lane and will continue along Hawthorne between Seventh Street and the Hawthorne Lane Bridge, as well as adjacent to Seventh Street.
  • Conduit: Installation will continue between Seventh and Eighth streets as well as the intersection of Hawthorne Lane and Park Drive. 
  • Water line: Installation will continue between Seventh and Eighth streets. Water line services are being transferred from the old water main to the new water main in this area. The water line service transfers are being performed both day and night. If residents’ water service is affected, a Charlotte Water representative will coordinate the time of the transfer with residents.   
  • Paving and restriping: Paving and restriping is occurring from Fifth Street to Park Drive. Access to driveways is being maintained, changing daily based on the paving operation. Hawthorne Lane from Fifth Street to Seventh Street is being prepped for paving. All grading and paving operations may be delayed due to weather. 
  • Independence Park Storm Water Project: This separate project is currently utilizing the lanes on Hawthorne Lane between Seventh Street and Park Drive. Due to inclement weather, the completion of the project has been delayed but is anticipated to be completed by the end of February. 


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