Orr Road extension
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​This project originated from the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) planning effort. The project limits are from North Tryon Street to Austin Drive. 

This project will provide a new street connection by extending Orr Road from North Tryon Street to Dawn Circle and to Austin Drive. The conceptual cross section includes two travel lanes, bike lanes, curb & gutter, sidewalk & planting strip and street trees. The project will replace left turn access to and from North Tryon Street that will be lost when the Blue Line Extension (BLE) project eliminates left turns at Austin Drive. Also, extending Orr Road adds another access point into the southern part of the Hidden Valley neighborhood, which helps alleviate potential congestion at Arrowhead Road.​

  • ​To develop full turning capabilities at Orr Road & North Tryon Street/Blue Line Extension

  • To improve accessibility to Hidden Valley neighborhood and the Old Concord Road Station

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

A series of neighborhood meetings, public meetings and stakeholder interviews were held during the pre-planning phase for the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program (NECI). To view details, visit the NECI page​.​​

Additional meetings took place 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)​​

To be determined​

​​​​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. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at​​​

​Proposed improvements to Orr Road Extension will resemble this typical section


Orr Road today, facing west from Dawn Circle



​Orr Road today, facing east from Dawn Circle



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