Bryant Farms Road Extension - Phase 1

from Elm Lane to Rea Road

A design-build project​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Project phase


 Project updates

This project will extend Bryant Farms Road by approximately 0.4 miles from Elm Lane to Rea Road. It will also improve the intersection of Elm Lane, Blakeney Heath Road and Bryant Farms Road and provide a signalized intersection at Rea Road and Bryant Farms Road. The project will include pedestrian and bicycle facilities, curb and gutter, an 8-foot planting strip, street lights and landscape buffers in selected areas. ​The project design process will include traffic analysis, storm water quality management plan and a sediment and erosion control plan.​ 

The project will p​rovide an alternate east-west route parallel to Ardrey Kell Road ​and Ballantyne Commons Parkway​, which will help alleviate increasing traffic congestion in this rapidly growing area due to a high level of new development.
  • ​To help alleviate traffic congestion
  • To increase connectivity
  • To provide safe alternative transportation choices for bicyclists and pedestrians

During the planning phase, the project team will hold public meetings to get community feedback and present design options​. The following public meetings are planned or have taken place:

  • October 28, 2021 - Virtual public meeting (watch recording on YouTube)
  • December 11, 2019 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church​ (in combination with the South Charlotte Reinvestment Program) 
  • ​May 16, 2019 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church​ (in combination with the South Charlotte Reinvestment Program) 

$20 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.

 Project FAQs

​The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2024.

​The design-build team will contact affected property owners as they move through the design process.

​The standard workday will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the majority of the project; however, it is possible before construction that work will take place at night, especially while constructing the roundabout and signalized intersection. The project also involves adding water line, which often requires doing tie-ins at night to minimize daytime water outages.

Normal delivery methods such as design-bid-build, requires the City to manage two separate contracts. The first contract is with the designer. After the design is complete, the City will have a second contract for the construction of the project. Since the designer and the contractor are separate entities under different contracts, collaboration between the designer and contractor is minimal, which can lead to constructability issues and change orders.

For the design-build delivery method, the designer and contractor work together from the beginning as a team under one contract. This provides unified project recommendations to fit the city's schedule and budget. Any changes to the project are addressed by the entire team, leading to a collaborative and constructability-focused design. Projects delivered under the design-build method can expect a reduction in the design phase and construction duration. 

​The Phase 1 typical section will include two 11-foot-wide travel lanes, an 8-foot-wide planting strip and a 12-foot-wide multiuse path. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

Typical section for Phase 1 of the Bryant Farms Road Extension

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Bryant Farms Road Extension vicinity map 


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