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Cross Charlotte Trail Segment 03 - 7th Street to 10th Street

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A segment of the Cross Charlotte Trail & part of the Capital Investment Plan​

Project phase

canopied structure with swinging bench, designed by artist Matthew Geller, in the parklet along the alignment

Public artwork, created by Matthew Geller, was installed at the end of  Cross Trail Drive (previously named Jackson Avenue). The canopied structure features a curved bench that gently sways in any direction.


 Project updates

Map of segment 3, which is 0.53 miles long and runs alongside I-277 and Central Avenue ​This segment of the Cross Charlotte Trail will close the gap in the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at the interchange of Independence Boulevard (US-74) and the John Belk Freeway (I-277) by connecting from the current trail terminus at 7th Street to the existing trail at Greenway Crescent ​near 12th Street.

​The goals for this segment of the trail are ​​​the following:

  • Comfortable - Separated from streets and traffic as much as possible within project budget and other constraints​

  • Accessible and bicycle-friendly - Hard surf​ace suitable for bikes and wheelchairs, smooth turns and limited slopes to meet ADA requirements

  • Enjoyable - Amenities to enhance enjoyment and safety, such as signage, benches, trashcans, landscaping, aesthetic treatments and public art

  • Expandable - Provide opportunities for additional connections and amenities in the future

​​The project team will engage nearby residents, businesses and other stakeholders in numerous ways throughout the planning process. Engagement opportunities may include charrettes, walking tours and public meetings. Details will be shared with ​residents and businesses once they are determined, and they will be posted on this page and on the Citywide Events Calendar.

​$4.2​ 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.