The Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape project is the first of several projects scheduled in the North End Applied Innovation Corridor. This project will incorporate pedestrian, bicycle and aesthetic improvements on Matheson Avenue from North Tryon Street to Jordan Place, providing improved connections between North Tryon Street and the LYNX Blue Line Extension, Cross Charlotte Trail and the popular NoDa area.
As part of this effort, the addition of bicycle lanes and sidewalk improvements along Matheson Avenue between Jordan Place to the Plaza are also being evaluated. It is not intended to implement these improvements within this current project, but these concepts may be eligible for funding in the future.
Potential improvements to Matheson Avenue between North Tryon Street and Jordan Place
New separated bike path along the south side of the roadway, and a separate bike path on the bridges
New bike lane in the westbound direction along the north side of the roadway and bridges
Possible aesthetic improvements
The pedestrian and bicycle improvements discussed above are currently being considered and evaluated. One aspect being evaluated is the effect of eliminating vehicle travel lanes within this section. As the results of the traffic study are obtained, the improvements as presented are subject to change.