In 2014 and 2016, Charlotte voters approved Community Investment Plan bonds to improve infrastructure and leverage private investment throughout the city. Additional bonds will be voted on in 2018. Among the areas receiving infrastructure improvements is the North Tryon Street Gateway. This is the first of many scheduled projects in the Applied Innovation Corridor's North End.
In an effort to provide an improved pedestrian environment on North Tryon Street between 11th Street and Dalton Avenue, the following streetscape elements are being considered:
Widening sidewalk where possible
Shifting sidewalk away from curb where possible to provide a planting strip between vehicular traffic and pedestrians (In some areas, sidewalk improvements will be difficult to achieve due to constraints such as buildings in close proximity to the roadway and in areas where the railroad bridges cross North Tryon Street near the 16th Street and 13th Street/North Church Street intersections).
Adding street lighting
Landscaping and trees
Providing safety and aesthetic improvements in and around the railroad bridges are also under consideration. (These improvements may include barriers between the columns of the bridge, lighting, landscaping and aesthetic improvements around the structures or artwork).
The streetscape improvements may be implemented in the following phases under consideration:
16th Street to Dalton Avenue
11th Street to 16th Street
Another City project, the
North Tryon Street business corridor, begins at Dalton Avenue and extends to 30th Street. Project amenities being implemented this that project include crosswalks, sidewalks, planting strips, decorative lighting and bicycle lanes. Construction on this project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017. Learn more about the North Tryon Street business corridor project.
No changes to traffic operation
No changes will be made to the traffic operation on North Tryon Street between 11th Street and 15th Street. Careful study has revealed that that current four lanes are necessary to maintain current travel standards.