Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Applied Innovation Corridor's​ North End

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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, the Cross Charlotte Trail​ and the popular NoDa area.


​This project will include a westbound one-way bicycle path along the north side of Matheson Avenue and a two-way bicycle path, sidewalk and planting strip along the south side. Both sides will include a three-foot buffer between the bicycle paths and the road.

Benefits identified from these potential improvements:



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

  • To provide aesthetic improvements for a more pleasing streetscape

​The City of Charlotte engagee the community to gain input on the preliminary design that reflects the regions vision for infrastructure connectivity. 

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

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


​​​​​​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​

​​​Project boundaries (click on image to view a full-size version)​
Matheson Avenue Bridge streetscape project boundary