Projects

Independence Area sidewalk and bikeway improvements program

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Program overview

This project will implement the Independence Boulevard Area Plan by providing pedestrian sidewalk and bicycle improvements throughout the Independence Boulevard corridor.​​

Program goals

​To enhance neighborhood mobility and accessibility to transit and various uses within the corridor ​

Public involvement

​The City of Charlotte conducted a series of meetings during the planning phase to solicit feedback about potential sidewalk and bicycle projects along the Independence Boulevard corridor from Briar Creek Road to Sardis Road North. The goal is to provide more transportation choices, connectivity and accessibility. 

Charlotte’s long-term health and distinction as a competitive city is based on its ability to use national and local best practices to create and sustain communities of choice for living, working and recreation. Using $8 million in capital funds from voter-approved bonds, the program calls for several elements to make this area more pedestrian-friendly, improve mobility and add connections. The intent of the CIP pre-planning process was to develop a Work Plan to prioritize future sidewalk and bikeway projects, providing some of the missing connections needed to realize the City’s vision.​

The project team hosted two open houses took place in January 2018 at Ovens Auditorium and Independence Regional Library to ​get the community's input in determining the best way to add sidewalk and bikeway connections​ along Independence Boulevard from Briar Creek Road to Mason Wallace Park and Campbell Creek Gree​nway. 

Program funding

$8 million

  • $2 million from voter-approved bond funding in 2016

  • $4 million from voter-approved bond funding in 2018

  • $2 million from voter-approved bond funding in 2020

​Program contacts

Dan Leaver, PE, Assoc. DBIA
Senior Engineering Project Manager
Engineering & Property Management
980-345-0246
dleaver@charlottenc.gov​​

Paul Benton, EI
Engineering Project Manager - Design
Charlotte Department of Transportation
Paul.Benton@charlottenc.gov​

 
Brandon Brezeale, PE
Senior Engineer
Charlotte Department of Transportation
704-432-5561
Brandon.Brezeale@charlottenc.gov​