This project will extend University City Boulevard westward from its existing intersection at Neal Road to the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road near Rumple Road. The design includes a four-lane, median-divided roadway with bicycle lanes, curb & gutter, planting strips, sidewalks, street trees and lighting. It will improve connectivity in northeast Charlotte by linking two major thoroughfares – University City Boulevard and NCDOT’s proposed Mallard Creek/Graham Street Extension Project.
Planning and design phase (complete) - City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway extension of City Boulevard. These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at three public meetings.
Real estate phase (complete) - The City's real estate staff worked with citizens and businesses to acquire right-of-way and property easements needed for construction work. Utility Relocation started in November 2013.
Bid phase (complete) - Final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material were determined. The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selected the lowest, responsible bidder.
Construction phase (began November 18, 2013) - E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor to minimize construction impact. The designers of this project have taken great care to develop a construction plan that lessens inconveniences to you. However, it may be necessary to temporarily reduce or detour traffic flow and close streets. In these instances, you will be notified in advance.