Frazier Avenue realignment

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West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program​ (CNIP)

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 Project updates

​​In November 2014, voters approved $20 million for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). This project is part of the West Trade/Rozzelle's Ferry CNIP​. This project helps to reinforce a grid street network, support redevelopment efforts and provide safe, signalized access to a planned CityLYNX Gold Line stop.​
Bounded by 5th Street and West Trade Street, this project will provide new 5-foot sidewalks, 6- to 8-foot planting strips and curb and gutter from Montgomery Avenue to West Trade Street. The new roadway section of Frazier Avenue will be built aligned with Wesley Heights Way, and the existing roadway section of Frazier Avenue will be removed in preparation for future development. Street resurfacing, drainage improvements, street trees and new wheelchair ramps will be installed. Pedestrian signals and a traffic signal at the West Trade and Frazier Avenue intersection will be installed. 

  • To provide the residents, Johnson C. Smith University and commercial property owners with a safe road system including pedestrian and bicycle amenities and access to the CityLYNX Gold Line Station

  • To improve emergency vehicle response time during the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 construction by realigning Frazier Avenue to intersect with Wesley Heights Way. This will give first responders a detour around the planned closure of West Trade Street during Gold Line construction

  • To complete construction by the end of June 2018

  • To lessen inconvenience to residents and business owners during construction by utilizing mailers and website updates 

A series of neighborhood meetings, public meetings, stakeholder interviews and charrettes were held during the pre-planning phase for the West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry CNIP. The project team met with more than 400 residents and attended more than 60 neighborhood meetings. To view details, visit the West Trade/Rozzelles CNIP page​.​​​​

​$2 million​ 

​​​​​​The Capital Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. Voters approved bond financing in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and will vote on further bond financing in 2020. For this project, City staff engages the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project is estimated and published. Learn more about the Capital Investment Plan at​


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West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry CNIP projects