Gold Line



Hawthorne Lane Bridge Closure

July 24, 2017 to Late 2019     

**UPDATE: Bridge construction is currently paused. The bridge is currently out. A timeframe for bridge reconstruction is currently unconfirmed. 

Hawthorne Lane, between Bay Street and Hawthorne Bridge Court, will remain closed until all bridge work is complete. Currently, work is set to resume in fall 2019. For additional information on this component of the project pelase call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433). 

Motorists should utilize East 7th Street and Central Avenue as the detour. This road will be closed to all through traffic.

Click to view a rendering of the future Hawthorne Bridge and check out our Frequently Asked Questions handout.

Rendering of the future Hawthorne Bridge.​​​

​Park Drive, between Hawthorne Lane and Lamar Avenue

Park Dr., between Hawthorne Lane and Lamar Avenue will close to thru traffic on Mon, March 25 at 9 a.m. until Monday, July 29 at 6 a.m. for preparation work and track installation. In conjunction with this there will be lane shifts along Hawthorne Ln. between 5th and 7th St. that will begin on Monday, March 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. Two-Way Traffic will be maintained along Hawthorne Ln.


The following map can be used as reference for Historic West End & Uptown closures. 

​All work is occuring on WEST TRADE STREET/BEATTIES FORD ROAD unless otherwise noted. ​


Between French St. and Rozzelles Ferry / W. 5th St.

Single-lane closures in each direction. Two way traffic is maintained. 


Between Rozzelles Ferry and I-77 S Connector Rd.

W. Trade St., between Rozzelles Ferry Rd and Frazier Ave., will remain one-way traffic in the eastbound direction.

W. Trade St., between Frazier Ave. and I-77 N Connector Rd., will maintain two-way traffic. 


Between I-77 S Connector Rd and I-77 South Loop .

This segment is currently closed to traffic due to work in the area. 


Between Irwin / Johnson & Wales Way and Graham St

Between Irwin / Johnson & Wales Way and Cedar.

    1. Both EB and WB Closed between Irwin / Johnson & Wales Way up to Clarkson.


Graham St. and W. Trade St. Intersection Closure (NIGHT WORK)

 Closed beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9 AM and re-open on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6 AM. 

Detour Routes:

            Southbound Graham - Left on W. 5th St., Right on Pine St., Right on W. 4th St.

            Northbound Graham - Left on W. 4th St., Right on Cedar St., Right on W. 5th St.

Poplar St. between 4th and Trade St. (Private Utility Work)

Eastbound W. Trade St. maintained through intersection of Poplar

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM   

Detour Route: Utilize Pine / Mint, W. 5th St., Church St., and W. 4th St.


Trade St. and Tryon St. Single Lane Closure at the Intersection of Trade / Tryon

Single-lane closures at the intersection from Monday, May 13 at 9 AM and will be restored by Tuesday, May 21 at 4 PM.


College and Trade Intersection ​

College St. at Trade St. will have multiple lanes closed on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9 AM to Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6 AM.

E. Trade St. between College St. and Brevard St.

One-way traffic only eastbound starting Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9 AM to Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6 PM.

​Interactive Road Closure Map

Full details about each closure (red) and detour (green) can be found by clicking on the map. Zoom in and out to view larger map area (upper left corner of map).

Click here to open the map in a new window. You may have additional options in the basemap gallery to change the street view. ​​​​

Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time. It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.

Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers should double their following distance. 

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