Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape

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Applied Innovation Corridor Program

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​The Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape project is the first of several projects scheduled in the North End Applied Innovation Corridor. This project will incorporate pedestrian, bicycle and aesthetic improvements on Matheson Avenue from North Tryon Street to Jordan Place, providing improved connections between North Tryon Street and the LYNX Blue Line, Cross Charlotte Trail​ and the popular NoDa area.

​This project will include a westbound one-way bicycle path with a one-foot mountable curb separating the bicycle path from the travel lane, a two-way bicycle path along the south side of Matheson Avenue with a three-foot buffer between the bicycle path and the travel lane, sidewalk and a planting strip along Matheson Avenue.

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 crosess the rail yard is 16th Street​​.

  • Complements other public investments in the area, such as the LYN​X ​Blue Line​​, Cross Charlotte Trail​ (XCLT), North Tryon Business Corridor Improvements and the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program ​​​(NECI). 

  • Funding is currently allocated within North Carolina Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program for changes to pavement markings to incorporate bike lanes.

  • Provides potential leverage for public/private partnership - market analysis identified area in vicinity as strong potential for development​​​

  • To provide safe travel connections for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists over the railyard and into the surrounding communities

  • To provide aesthetic improvements to provide a more pleasing streetscape

​The City of Charlotte will engage the community to gain input on the preliminary design that reflects the regions vision for infrastructure connectivity. Public participation will be important throughout this project to help identify alternatives that meet the City's goal to maintain the growth and vitality of the community and to support a healthy economy for Charlotte. Public involvement opportunities will be posted on this page and on the Citywide Events Calendar​​.

May 10, 2017: Joint public meeting with the Cross Charlotte Trail: Davidson to Matheson segment, at the Belmont Center. View presentation​. View the public meeting summary​.

May 11-June 12, 2017: Online meeting for this project and the Cross Charlotte Trail.

​To be determined

​​​​​​The Community 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 Community Investment Plan at​

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Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape project boundary


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