J.W. Clay Boulevard streetscape
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This project originated from the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) planning effort. The project proposes to add sidewalks and bike lanes by widening parts of J.W. Clay Boulevard. Sidewalks are currently in place in some stretches of this street; however, they will be upgraded to wider 8-foot sidewalks to meet transit guidelines. The roadway and median width may be adjusted to allow for the addition of bike lanes.
The conceptual cross-section includes four travel lanes with left turn lanes, bike lanes, curb & gutter, sidewalk & planting strip and street trees. The project will include connectivity to the Barton Creek Greenway interface with J.W. Clay Boulevard.
Barton Creek Greenway ​will provide a direct link between J.W. Clay Boulevard and Mallard Creek Greenway, allowing residential areas between these destinations access to nine miles of existing greenway trail. An overland connector sidewalk along J.W. Clay Boulevard will connect Barton Creek Greenway to the North Tryon light rail station.​​ 
  • To enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to Barton Creek Greenway and throughout the project corridor

  • To improve pedestrian and bike crossings and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists at intersections throughout the project corridor​

  • To make improvements for all modes of transportation – pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and transit

  • To promote economic development by providing infrastructure to support and encourage transit supportive development 

An extensive public engagement campaign was carried out during the course of the planning phase. Groups engaged included University City Partners, Northend Partners, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, property owners, residents and business owners. So far, the team has hosted public meetings on the following dates:  

  • October 13, 2016 at New Hampton Presbyterian Church (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)

  • October 12, 2016 at the Charlotte Main Library (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)

  • October 11, 2016 at Sugaw Creek Church (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)

  • May 5, 2016 at Oasis Shriners Center

  • April 12, 2016 at Oasis Shriners Center

  • January 26, 2016 at Newell Presbyterian Church

  • October 13-15, 2015 at three LYNX Blue Line Extension public meetings

  • ​September 15, 2015 at the University City Partners Planning and Development Committee meeting

  • August 25, 2015 at Holiday Inn Charlotte University

  • May 12, 2015 at Oasis Shriners Center

  • ​​​October 29, 2014 at Hampton Park Community Center​​​

  • December 3, 2014 at the NorthEnd Partners annual membership meeting

​Minutes and presentations from these minutes are in the "project documents" area of this page. Feedback we have received at meetings so far include the following:

  • Walkability and pedestrian and bike safety are top concerns​​

  • Accessibility and connectivity to businesses, schools campus and public transit are key

  • Contemporary design of streetscape/landscape elements is preferred

  • Coordination/timing of all NECI projects is a concern

To be determined​

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


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