​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Charlotte Department of Transportation's key goal is... Connecting Charlotte.​

CDOT is committed to enhancing the driving, bicycling and walking experience through planning, operating and maintaining the City's transportation choices for residents and visitors. An important objective is to sustain, maintain and enhance the City's transportation infrastructure.​


NoDa On-street Parking Enforcement Pilot Project

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is starting a pilot project beginning in January 2018 to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in NoDa. 

CDOT is increasing awareness, education and enforcement of on-street parking regulations in the area bounded by North Davidson Street to North Alexander Street, from North Brevard to 36th streets. 

The City's Park It! staff will patrol the designated area to assist in the enforcement of on-street parking regulations where illegally parked vehicles impair sight distances and impede turning movements at intersections, block fire hydrants or driveways, and prevent emergency vehicle and school bus access. Vehicles parked illegally may receive a warning citation during the month of January. Full enforcement will occur for an additional two-week period beginning February 1st.

These changes are designed to provide a safer environment for area residents, businesses and visitors.

Surveys will be distributed and data will be reviewed following the trial period to determine impact on community safety.  

NoDa On-street parking enforcement area

Concurrent with this trial project, a targeted parking conversion to loading zone and enforcement effort will be implemented in the 3200 block of North Davidson Street. Existing on-street parking will be converted to LOADING ZONES only beginning February 1st for a two-week trial period. Details about this trial project will be available on the website and NextDoor.

Comments or questions should be addressed to Allison Naftel at 704-336-3922.


Street Closures Uptown Beginning January 2: EAST STONEWALL STREET and SOUTH COLLEGE STREET 

Street Closure Notice: East Stonewall Street and South College Street

Closure dates: January 2, 2018 to January 28, 2018

East Stonewall Street (between South Tryon and South Brevard streets) and South College Street (two left lanes between South Tryon and East Stonewall streets) will close on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6 a.m. and will re-open on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 5 p.m. This closure is necessary for utility relocation in advance of the Tryon Place Development construction.

Access will be maintained to all businesses, parking facilities and residences by following these detour routes around the street closure: 

  • Motorists travelling westbound on East Stonewall Street can detour using South Caldwell Street, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Tryon Street.
  • Motorists travelling eastbound on West Stonewall Street can detour using South Tryon Street, East 3rd Street, and South Brevard Street.
  • South College Street will have one lane open and can be accessed from South Tryon Street or I-277 Exit 1E (John Belk Freeway). Motorists traveling northbound on South Tryon Street are encouraged to use South Tryon Street and East 3rd Street as an alternate route to South College Street. Motorists can expect congestion and delays

This road will be closed to all through traffic. CATS will be affected. A video of the detour route is available here. ​

East Stonewall and South College streets closure

Remember: 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 travelling 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 distances. 

For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT at or 704-336-3905. For additional information about CDOT, contact CDOT Customer Service at 704-336-4119. You can now follow us on Twitter: @CharlotteDOT for more information about CDOT's programs and projects.

Neighborhood Traffic Circles Pilot Project

City forces installed two temporary neighborhood traffic circles or "mini-roundabouts" at the following intersections: Belrose Lane at Castlewood Road, and Jameston Drive at Irby Drive. Over a period of several weeks, these two neighborhood traffic circles will be evaluated for their effectiveness as a traffic calming and placemaking treatment. View the news release for more information.

Neighborhood Traffic Circle Pictures 


Charlotte Receives Statewide Urban Planning Award for Charlotte Walks Pedestrian Plan

The City of Charlotte was recently recognized with a “Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning” award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA). Each year the NCAPA gives awards for the best urban planning projects in the state. This year, Charlotte received the Comprehensive Planning award in the Large Community category for its Charlotte WALKS: Pedestrian Plan. One of the NCAPA awards committee members called Charlotte WALKS “…the most comprehensive pedestrian plan I have ever seen.”

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 Interactive Street/Lane/Median Closure Map

The following interactive map contains scheduled construction related closures and detours. Details can be found by clicking on the closures or map tab below.

Pay or Appeal your Parking Citation

  • You will be directed to a secure third party vendor hosted website.

  • You will need your ticket number, the state in which your vehicle is registered, and your vehicle's license plate number to make a payment.
  • Payments are accepted by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal. 
  • A detailed receipt will be emailed when a valid email address is supplied .
  • A $3.50 per ticket service charge will be assessed for tickets paid on this website.
  • Currently the City of Charlotte, NC  requires all outstanding tickets associated with this vehicle be paid to use this payment method.
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​Charlotte's Park It! program has more than 1100 onstreet parking spaces throughout the Center City area. Access to the area's many restaurants, clubs, museums and government buildings is more convenient than ever. The onstreet spaces offer visitors short-term, inexpensive parking while they shop, dine and conduct business. For additional parking information visit the ParkIt! page.