​5th Street & Irwin

A new traffic signal has been approved by the Charlotte Department of Transportation for installation at the intersection of 5th St and Irwin Ave.  The signal is being installed to accommodate existing and future traffic, to provide improved pedestrian and bicycle crossings of 5th St., to provide better access to the Irwin Academic Center, to create better traffic flow coordination in the Uptown area and to reduce the number of angle type crashes at the intersection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be left turn arrows? 

No, the current left turn volume at the intersection does not justify the installation of left turn phases.

Will there be crosswalks and pedestrian signals? 

Yes, crosswalks and pedestrian signals will be installed for crossing all legs of the intersection.

Where is the money for the signal coming from? 

Currently, this signal is unfunded.

Will any additional road construction take place before the signal is installed? 

Yes, the median will be removed on the west leg of 5th St. to accommodate a left turn lane. 

When will the signal be operational? 

Once funding is in place, it is usually 12-18 months a signal in the Uptown area can be designed and installed.