Gold Line

Project Updates

​2017 has been a progressive time for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project. The project has seen completion of major milestones including the demolition of the Johnson C. Smith University pedestrian bridge, removal of the bridge deck on the Hawthorne Lane Bridge and progression on underground work on Hawthorne Lane and in the Historic​ West End.

2018 is sure to bring even more success bringing us closer to the opening in 2020! Underground work is expected to begin in Uptown Charlotte this coming year. Stay tuned for our January 2018 newsletter which will feature work completed up until this point and a look at the year ahead.

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Upcoming work

Construction will occur in the same sequence through each of the three corridors. Please refer to the columns below for snapshot of completed work.

Work is underway = Red

Work has been completed = Green with strikethrough

Newsletters

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March 2017 - Groundbreaking

April 2017 - Work Zone Safety

May 2017​ - Early Milestones

June 2017 - Modern Vehicles

July 2017  - Underground Utility Work

August 2017 - Hawthorne Bridge Closure

September ​2017 - Pedestrian/Work Zone Safety

October 2017 - Hawthorne Bridge Progress

December 2017 - Construction during the Holidays

Have suggestions for newsletter topics? Email CityLYNXGoldLine@charlottenc.gov! 

Hawthorne

  • Preconstruction utility work

  • Water

  • Sewer

  • Storm Water

  • Hawthorne Lane Bridge Reconstruction
  • Conduit
  • Trackwork
  • Overhead Catenary System Installation
  • Systems and vehicle testing​

Uptown

  • Preconstruction utility work

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm Water
  • Conduit
  • Trackwork
  • Overhead Catenary System Installation
  • Systems and vehicle testing


 

West End

  • Preconstruction utility work

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm Water
  • Conduit
  • Frazier Avenue Realignment
  • Trackwork
  • Overhead Catenary System Installation
  • Systems and vehicle testing


 

​Project Milestones

May 2017Underground work on Hawthorne Lane begins
July 2017Underground work in West End begins
July 2017Work begins on Hawthorne Lane Bridge
January 2018Underground work in Uptown begins
January 2019Reopen the Hawthorne Lane Bridge
March 2020Completion of construction
March 2020Streetcar testing & start-up begins
August 2020Open to service