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 curret 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.



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 accomodate 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.


Hawthorne Lane

***Hawthorne Lane, between Park Drive and East 7th Street, will remain closed through Friday, October 27 at 6 p.m. This segment will remain closed for an associated City storm water project at Independence Park.



* There are no road closures associated with this project in Uptown Charlotte at this time.


West Trade Street Lane Closures (multiple)​

August 23 - February 2, 2018 

West Trade Street, between Wesley Heights Way and Sycamore Street, will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Wednesday, August 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

This work is related to CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project. 



Westbound W. Trade Street Closure Between Wesley Heights Way and I-77 North Connector

October 19 (Night work)

W. Trade St. (Westbound Lane Only ), between I-77 N Connector Road and Wesley Heights Way, will be closed to traffic on Thursday, October 19 at 9 p.m. and will re-open on Friday, October 20 at 6 a.m. 

Flaggers will guide motorists around the work area. This closure is necessary for private utility work.

Beatties Ford Rd. Single Lane Closure & W. 5th St. Road Closure

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, November 19

Beatties Ford Road, between W. 5th St. and Dixon St., will have a single westbound lane closed on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 19 at 6 p.m.

W. 5th St., between S. Beatties Ford Rd. and Martin St., will be closed to thru traffic on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 4  at 6:00 p.m.

These closures are necessary for private utility work.


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. 

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​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).

Click here to open the map in a new window. You may have additional options in the basemap gallery to change the street view.