Early in the city's work on the North and South Pedestrian/Bicycle Boulevard projects in the Independence area, we identified that, to provide for the safety of pedestrian and bicyclists, signalized crossings would be needed at the intersections of Wendover Road and June Drive and Albemarle Road and Pierson Drive. City staff worked extensively with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to explore options for providing these crossings. Ultimately, due to the volume and speed of traffic on Wendover Road and Albemarle Road, we were unable to identify a crossing design the would function safely at all times. That being the case, the project team determined that these projects cannot be implemented as conceived, and subsequently explored other approaches for accomplishing the projects' goals.
The project team sought to identify the most impactful way to allocate the projects' dollars and intent. With input from CDOT and General Services leadership, city staff studied recent and active investments in the Independence Boulevard Corridor, including all current bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and possible future projects. With the goal of enhancing overall mobility and connectivity, a new project was identified: The Monroe Road Multi-Use Path. The project will construct an 8- to 12-foot-wide multi-use path along the north side of Monroe Road between Eaton Road and McMullen Way. The Monroe Road Multi-Use Path will connect to the following projects that also include multi-use paths along other segments of Monroe Road:
Monroe Road Streetscape (currently in the real estate acquisition phase) - Wendover Road to Ross Moore Avenue and Eaton Road
Idlewild/Rama/Monroe Intersection Improvements (currently in the real estate acquisition phase) - McMullen Way to Knickerbocker Drive and Florence Avenue to Connection Point Boulevard
The connectivity created by the Monroe Road Multi-Use Path will result in more than two miles of continuous, high-quality, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the Monroe Road Corridor.
Learn more about the Monroe Road Multi-Use Path project and sign up to receive project updates.
Charlotte Water is
conducting preliminary engineering work in the Woodlawn area as part of a
larger Elevated Water Storage Tanks Project that will optimize the function and
resiliency of the water distribution system in our growing community. Beginning
in late June, subcontractors for Charlotte Water will be surveying and conducting fieldwork between Peachtree Drive and the ramp to I-77 South from Woodlawn
Road. In addition to personnel, customers could see minor clearing activities
in the area, survey stakes/flags, paint markings on the ground, and machinery
used for geotechnical borings. These borings involve drilling a hole roughly 4
inches in diameter, and upward of 30 feet deep, to determine the presence of
rock in the area. In areas inaccessible for the drill rig, the hand auger
method will be used. This work is expected to take up to 6 weeks to complete.
More information can be found in the Woodlawn Field Work June 2021 mailer
Please join us for a virtual project update meeting on Tuesday, August 10th at 5:30 pm.
Real estate acquisition is complete. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is funding a portion of the project and has suspended the project due to revenue decreases and funding challenges caused by COVID-19. The existing bridge will continue to be maintained and repaired for safety until it is fully replaced.
The project team will update the community once we know more.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has authorized the project team to proceed with the bid phase. During the bid phase, the city uses a competitive bidding process to procure the services of contractors to build the project. By state law, the construction contract is awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Construction is expected to begin in late 2021.
This project has been taken off the North Carolina Department of Transportation's suspension list and given new projected dates in their State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Real estate acquisition is expected to start in early 2022. During the real estate phase, the city acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the improvements identified during the design phase. City real estate agents will reach out to affected property owners with information about the city's acquisition process. Construction is expected to start in 2025.
Real estate acquisition for this project has begun. During this phase, the city acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the improvements identified during the design phase. City real estate agents will contact affected property owners with information about the acquisition process.
The project is in early phase of planning. During the planning phase, the project team works with the community to identify and evaluate options for making the improvements needed to accomplish the project's goals. The phase ends with the selection of an option that will be implemented as the project progresses. Mailers will be sent to area residents with updates and public engagement opportunities.
This weekend, Charlotte Water and its contractors will be excavating across South Main St. (NC 115) for the installation of a new water line as part of the Davidson Water Transmission Main Phase III Project. This work requires a road closure of the intersection of Walnut St. and South Main St. (NC 115) from Friday, July 16th at 8pm – Monday, July 19th at 6am. The remainder of South Main St. (NC 115) will not be impacted by the work during this time and will still be accessible from Griffith St., South St., and Potts St. Please plan travel accordingly and take safety precautions while in the area.
Real estate acquisition continues for this project and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2021. Utility relocation is expected to start in the summer of 2021. The project will enter the bid phase in late 2021. During this phase, the city uses a competitive bidding process to procure the services of a contractor to build the project. By state law, the construction contract is awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.
This project is now in the utility relocation phase. During this phase, utility infrastructure, such as underground gas, water and sewer lines, as well as overhead power, telephone and television lines, are moved as needed to make way for construction for the project improvements. The project will enter the bid phase in late 2021. During the bid phase, the City uses a competitive bidding process to procure the services of contractors to build the project. By state law, the contract is awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.
This project is being combined with Charlotte Water's Hidden Valley Water System Improvements Project and will be constructed via a design-build contract. Construction is expected to start in late 2021.
Resolving design issues has taken longer than anticipated, delaying the start of the real estate phase to fall 2021. During the real estate phase, the City acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the improvements identified during the design phase. City real estate agents will contact affected property owners with information about the acquisition process.
Utility relocation continues and construction is expected to start in late July or early August 2021.
Completion of the
utility relocations needed to make way for construction of this project has
taken longer than anticipated due to unforeseen circumstances. The
relocation work is continuing, and we will provide an update once it has
progressed to the point where construction of the project can begin.
Real estate acquisition is underway for this segment. During the real estate phase, the city acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the improvements identified during the design phase. City real estate agents will contact affected property owners with information about the city's real estate acquisition process, which is expected to run through early to mid-2022.
Real estate acquisition is underway for this segment. During the real estate phase, the city acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the improvements identified during the design phase. City real estate agents will contact affected property owners with information about the city's real estate acquisition process, which is expected to run through early 2022.
Construction is 80% complete and is expected to finish by the end of 2021. Plaza features include an amphitheater, water splash pad, public Wi-Fi, swings, tables and chairs, artwork and signage, solar lighting brick pavers, sidewalk, irrigation and a decorative wall. A community-led team is already planning events at the plaza, including the grand opening festival later this year. If you are interested in helping, please contact Erin Chantry at email@example.com.
Construction and landscaping installation for this project are complete and this project is now in the warranty phase. During this phase, General Services will perform inspections of the project area at the 6- and 11-month marks in order to identify any defects the contractor should correct at no cost before final acceptance of the project by the City at the end of the one-year warranty period.
Join us on Thursday, July 15th at 12:30 PM for a Virtual Project Info Session! If you are unavailable to join, a link to the recording will be available via this webpage to view after the meeting.
CATS Operations continues pre-revenue testing as the contractor works on punch list items outside of CATS' testing hours. Construction work over the past month has included modifying stop platforms for ADA compliance, pouring concrete medians and adjusting the overhead wire to ensure proper tensioning. All streetlights are now energized and operational along the alignment. Duke Energy continues removing temporary wooden poles based on crew availability. The contractor continues working on sidewalk ramps were temporary poles were previously located and has started mulching and seeding along the sidewalk areas.
The Frazier Avenue Realignment Project, which is located within the Gold Line project area, is mostly complete and expected to finish by the end of 2021.
View the full July 2021 update.
This project is located within the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project area and is mostly complete. Remaining work includes installing permanent hand rails, landscaping and tree-planting on the planting strips and adjacent properties, and seeding and mulching. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.
to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Cross Charlotte Trail at Buckingham
Drive is temporarily closed to accommodate construction on phase 1 of
Charlotte Water's Little Hope Creek Wastewater Improvement Project.
This closure is expected to last approximately 12 weeks, during which
time there will be no public access. Greenway access will be
reestablished once it is safe to do so. We will keep you posted as we
receive additional information from Charlotte Water, and we apologize
for any inconvenience.
During this closure, greenway users are encouraged to use the Tyvola Road access, located at 2524 Tyvola Road, or Park Road Park.
Charlotte Water are continuing to make progress on a wastewater pipe
replacement project in the Clanton Park/Roseland and York Road neighborhoods.
Crews will be working on all three Irwin Creek tributary branches at various
times over the next four to six months and will be working along portions of S
Tryon Street, Ellenwood Place, Sarah Drive, Verbena Street, Yeoman Road and
Wallingford Street. More information may be found in the July 2021 construction
Contractors for Charlotte Water continue constructing an important wastewater project in the Uptown area that will expand the future capacity of the wastewater system in the growing central business district. Since the work began on Phase 2 in September 2020, crews have installed tunnel shafts in the road and began tunneling under the streets from Baxter Street to S. McDowell Street. In the next 4-6 months, crews will continue tunneling and installing tunnel shafts down S. McDowell Street and up E. Stonewall Street toward S. Alexander Street. In early 2022, crews will open-cut a portion of S. Alexander Street to lay pipe to complete the project. More information can be found in the July 2021 update.
Join us for an online virtual public meeting on Thursday, July 8th at 5:30 pm. To attend the meeting:
A Charlotte Water (CLTWater) crew will connect new water pipes. This work requires a planned water outage
Please prepare in advance by storing water for later use (drinking, flushing toilets) during the below time.
WHEN: Friday, July 9th, 11:00 pm or later until 6:00 am. If you experience cloudy, discolored water after the outage please:
INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURE NOTICE - Through July 2021)Graham Street, Statesville Avenue and Woodward Avenue
There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the month of July 2021 along Graham Street from Woodward Avenue to 1/4 mile south of Sylvania Avenue, on Statesville Avenue from Sylvania Avenue to Woodward Avenue, and on Woodward Avenue from Statesville Avenue to Lucena Street. Please obey all regulatory and informational signage to ensure safety during construction.