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City Boulevard extension

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This project will extend University City Boulevard westward from its existing intersection at Neal Road to the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road near Rumple Road. The design includes a four-lane, median-divided roadway with bicycle lanes, curb & gutter, planting strips, sidewalks, street trees and lighting. It will improve connectivity in northeast Charlotte by linking two major thoroughfares – University City Boulevard and NCDOT’s proposed Mallard Creek/Graham Street Extension Project.​

Project history

Planning and design phase (complete) - City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway extension of City Boulevard. These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at three public meetings. 

Real estate phase (complete) - The City's real estate staff worked with citizens and businesses to acquire right-of-way and property easements needed for construction work. Utility Relocation started in November 2013.

Bid phase (complete) - Final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material were determined. The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selected the lowest, responsible bidder. 

Construction phase (began November 18, 2013) - E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor to minimize construction impact. The designers of this project have taken great care to develop a construction plan that lessens inconveniences to you. However, it may be necessary to temporarily reduce or detour traffic flow and close streets. In these instances, you will be notified in advance. 
  • ​​​​​​​To improve travel conditions for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users

  • To create more travel choices

  • To reduce congestion and improve safety

  • To provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities

​During a neighborhood meeting in May of 2016, residents brought forth several questions and concerns that are outlined in the "Main resident concerns" section of this page. Meetings were also held on June 26, 2008, July 17, 2008 and November 18, 2010, where residents reviewed the project design.

​$10.8 million

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


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