The purpose of this project is to provide connectivity across I-85, linking residential, retail, and educational uses in University City to the employment center of the University Research Park. The project will provide an alternative route to both the WT Harris Boulevard and Mallard Creek Church Road interchanges with I-85. In addition, the project will provide a direct connection between all of the following:
- University Research Park
- The future Doby Creek and Barton Creek Greenways
- LYNX Blue Line Extension JW Clay Station
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The improvements associated with this proposed project and the adjacent J.W. Clay streetscape project
will provide facilities that accommodate all modes of transportation: motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit.