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
Complements other public investments in the area, such as the LYNX 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