Gold Line

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Road Closures​​

Construction is underway for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 streetcar project.  Road closures and project updates will be shared with affected businesses and all NotifyMe​ subscribers. Listed are narratives and maps of all current road closures. Scroll to bottom of page for an interactive road closure map. Road closure information is separated by neighborhood including Hawthorne Lane (Elizabeth), West End and Uptown.

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HAWTHORNE​​​

Hawthorne Lane Bridge Closure

July 24, 2017 to March 31, 2019​​

Hawthorne Lane, between Bay Street and Hawthorne Bridge Court, will close on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. until approximately Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 6 p.m. This closure is necessary for preparation work, bridge demolition and bridge reconstruction as part of CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 construction.

Additionally, Northbound Hawthorne Lane between East 7th Street and Bay Street, will close during this same timeframe to accommodate​ the bridge closure.

Motorists should utilize East 7th Street and Central Avenue as the detour. This road will be closed to all through traffic.

Click to view a rendering of the future Hawthorne Bridge and check out our Frequently Asked Questions handout.


 

Current Hawthorne Lane Bridge Work 

Mid-June: Crews are constructing center columns of the bridge in the median of Independence Boulevard during daytime hours. After column construction crews will erect new girders.  


UPTOWN​​

Trade Street, between Irwin Avenue and Graham Street

Monday, March 26 - Monday, October 1

W. Trade Street, from Irwin Avenue to Graham Street, will be closed to thru traffic starting Monday, March 26 at 9 a.m. until Monday, October 1 at 6 a.m. *ALL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES WILL HAVE ACCESS.

I-77 southbound on-ramp (clover leaf) froWestbound Trade Street will be closed on Monday, March 26 at 9 a.m. until  Friday, June 29 at 6 a.m. 
 

W. Trade Street between I-77 S On-Ramp and I-77 N Off-Ramp will be closed to Westbound (Outbound Traffic) and thru traffic on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM and will re-open on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6:00 AM. Access from I-77 S (Exit 10 B) will be main​​tained by a single lane heading Eastbound (Inbound Traffic) on W. Trade St.

Detours:
  • Westbound W. Trade St. (From Downtown) 
    • Right on Graham, Left on 6th, Right on 5th, For Trade – Proceed to Rozzelles Ferry (5 Points) Intersection, For I-77 S take a left on the I-77 S Connector Road (Shown in Purple on the map below)
  • Westbound W. Trade St. between Irwin and I-77
    • Right on I-77 N Connector Rd., Left on 5th St., For Trade – Proceed to Rozzelles Ferry (5 Points) Intersection, For I-77 S take a left on I-77 S Connector Rd. (Shown in Blue on the map below)
  • Eastbound W. Trade St. at Rozzelles Ferry (5 Points) Intersection
    • Proceed on 5th St., For I-77 take a right on I-77 S Connector Rd., For Trade St. proceed to Graham St., Right on Graham, Left on Trade St. (Shown in Teal on the map below)
  • Eastbound W. Trade St. between I-77 off-ramps and Irwin Ave.
    • Right on Johnson & Wales Way, Left on 4th St., Left on Graham St., Right on Trade St. (Shown in Green on the map below)

 

 

Westbound West Trade Street, between Pine & Graham Street

Westbound/outbound W. Trade Street,  between Pine Street & Graham Street, will close to thru traffic from Monday, July 9th at 9:00 a.m. to Monday, July 16th at 6:00 a.m. 

Detour:  Right on Poplar St., Left on 6th Street, Right on 5th St.

This closure, which is necessary for sewer installation, will occur in conjunction with the current Trade Street closures that are in effect.   



W. Trade St. between Irwin to I-77 N Connector

Tuesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. to Monday, August 6 at 6 a.m.             

Detours: CLICK TO VIEW MAP

  • W. Trade St. from I-77 N
    • Right on Trade, Right on Johnson & Wales Way, Left on 4th St., Right on Mint St., Left on 3rd St., Left on Caldwell St., Right on Trade St.
  • Johnson and Wales Way Northbound to W. 5th St. / I-77
    • Right on Trade St., Left on Cedar St., Left on 5th St.

 

W. Trade Street between Cedar Street up to the Norfolk Southern R/R Bridge located between Cedar St. and Graham St. (Westbound Lanes Only)

Tuesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. to Monday, August 6 at 6 a.m.

*At the end of this closure there is another project occurring within the same vicinity which will require both westbound lanes to remain closed along with one of the eastbound lanes as it is currently between the Norfolk Southern R/R Bridge and Graham St.

Detours: CLICK TO VIEW MAP

  • Westbound W. Trade St. – Right on Graham Street, Left on 6th Street, Right on West 5th Street 

 

W. Trade Street (Between College St. and Tryon St.) – Westbound Only

Thursday, July 19 at 9 a.m. to Monday, September 10 at 6 a.m.

Detours: CLICK TO VIEW MAP

  • Westbound W. Trade St. – Left on College Street, Left on 6th Street, Right on West 5th Street 

                                         


WEST END

West Trade Street between Rozzelles Ferry Road and I-77 Southbound On-Ramp (cloverleaf)​

March 21 - October 1

W. Trade Street, between Rozzelles Ferry Road and southbound I-77 on-ramp (cloverleaf), will be closed to thru traffic from Wednesday, March 21 at 9 a.m. until Monday, October 1 at 6 a.m. *ALL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES WILL HAVE ACCESS.

The W. Trade Street/I-77 underpass will be closed to westbound/outbound traffic and thru traffic on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM and will temporarily re-open the I-77 Southbound On-Ramp (Clover Leaf) from Trade St. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 PM. Access from southbound I-77  (Exit 10 B) will be maintained by a single lane heading eastbound/inbound on W. Trade St.

Detours:
  • WB W. Trade St., between Irwin and I-77
    • Right on I-77 N Connector Rd., Left on 5th St., For Trade – Proceed to Rozzelles Ferry (5 Points) Intersection, For I-77 S take a left on I-77 S Connector Rd. (Shown in Blue on map below)​
  • EB W. Trade St. at Rozzelles Ferry Road 
    • Proceed on 5th St., For I-77 S take a right on I-77 S Connector Rd., For Trade proceed to Graham St., Right on Graham St., Left on Trade St. (Shown in Teal on the map below)
  • EB W. Trade St. between I-77 off-ramps and Irwin Ave. 
    • Right on Johnson & Wales Way, Left on 4th St., Left on Graham St., Right on Trade St. (Shown in Green on the map below)


 

Beatties Ford Rd. Lane Closure Between Cemetery St. and French St.

French St. Northbound Lane Closure Between Campus St. and Beatties Ford Rd.

Beatties Ford Road will have multiple lanes closed while maintaining 1 lane in each direction between Cemetery Street and French Street from Mon, July 2nd at 9:00 a.m. until Mon, July 20 at 6 a.m.

French Street will have the NB lane closed & will become one way traffic only between Campus Street and Beatties Ford Rd. beginning on Monday, July 2nd at 9am & will re-open on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 am.

Between now and Mon, July 2 at 9 a.m. expect daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. lane closure in preparation for this closure.  This closure is necessary for private utility installation.

Detours:  Northbound French St. – Proceed to Dixon St., Left on Dixon St., Left on Beatties Ford Rd.




 

Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time. It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.

Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers should double their following distance. 

Follow the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project on Twitter @CityLYNXupdates​and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CityLYNXGoldLineConstructionUpdates.​​

​Interactive Road Closure Map

Full details about each closure (red) and detour (green) can be found by clicking on the map. Zoom in and out to view larger map area (upper left corner of map).


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