Eastern Circumferential

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Community Investment Plan​​

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​This project will construct the Eastern Circumferential from Hanberry Boulevard to Back Creek Church Road to urban street standards for improved safety and traffic flow in the northeastern part of the city. The project will include multimodal improvements such as bicycle lanes and sidewalks. This initial link in the roadway system will be coordinated with the North Charlotte Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project to build a railroad bridge over the future road and a future NCDOT project to build the portion of the Circumferential between NC 49 and Hanberry Boulevard.
  • ​​To improve safety and traffic flow in the northeastern part of the city

  • To provide multiple transportation options (walking, cycling, driving, public transit) in the area​ 

Community engagement activities will occur throughout the project’s duration to keep those interested in the project informed and provide opportunities for the public to share ideas, opinions and concerns. View the "project documents" section of this page for project presentations and maps.

$12.1 million in 2014 from voter-approved public improvement bonds

​​​The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. A voting referendum was held in 2014, with future referenda in 2016, 2018 and 2020. For this project, City staff will engage the community during the planning phase to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project will be estimated and published. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at​


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