16th Street Streetscape Phase 2
Project phase


 Project updates

​This project will complete the remaining streetscape work that began for 16th Street Streetscape project. The streetscape project include a two-lane roadway, bicycle lanes, planting strips, sidewalks and street lights on 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue. The City is also working in coordination with the private developer for Optimist Hall to implement portions of the project, including the realignment of 16th Street from Parkwood Avenue to LYNX Blue Line. 

Benefits identified from these potential improvements:

  • Provides connections to nearby LYNX Blue Line stations 
  • Provides transportation choices for cycling and walking, specifically with this being only one of two facilities that cross the Norfolk Southern rail yard and LYNX Blue Line. The other roadway within the North End that crosses the rail yard is Matheson Avenue. 
  • Complements other public investments in the area, such as the LYNX Blue Line, Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT), North Tryon Business Corridor Improvements and the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI). 
  • To provide safer and improved transportation options for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue

  • To provide aesthetic improvements for a more pleasant streetscape.

​The project team held two public meetings in May 2017 and July 2018 to get feedback from residents on potential improvements in this area.

​$1.6 million

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.