Rocky River Road West Design Presentation and Northeast Transportation Update

Charlotte, NC
Dellert-O'Keef, Judy
jdellert-okeef@ci.charlotte.nc.us
1/20/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Contact:

Judy Dellert-O'Keef
Community Engagement Manager
Charlotte Department of Transportation
704-432-0105

Tabitha Warren
Senior Public Information Officer 
Engineering & Property Management
704-336-3612

Kristen Behlke
Communication Specialist
Engineering & Property Management
704-336-8917

**INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**​

WHO:
District 4 Council Member Greg Phipps
Charlotte Department of Transportation
Engineering & Property Management
Charlotte Area Transit System
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Mecklenburg County

WHAT:
Representatives will provide an update on local and state transportation projects in the Newell area and northeast corridor.

WHERE:
Newell Presbyterian Church, 1500 Rocky River Road West​

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6-8 pm
6:10 p.m. - Update on District-wide projects
6:50 p.m. - Update on Rocky River Road West

WHY:
The Northeast Corridor Infrastructure (NECI) Program is a collection of projects selected to improve pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist access to the CATS Blue Line Extension. This investment will help implement station area plans along the Blue Line Extension as well as provide broader connections to other community investments like the Cross Charlotte Trail and Mecklenburg County greenway system. These investments also contribute to the safe and functional access to key academic, cultural, and creative class destinations along the northeast corridor, like UNCC Charlotte, NoDa (North Davidson Street Area) and the envisioned Applied Innovation Corridor (AIC) area just outside uptown. To view a complete list of the projects to be discussed, visit http://CharlotteFuture.com/NorthEast.

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