Northeast Corridor (NECI)

​​Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI)​

concept drawing of "Living Bridge" by artist Laurie Lundquist

Concept drawing of "Living Bridge" by artist Laurie Lundquist spanning Little Sugar Creek as part of the 25th Street Connection project. For illustrative purposes only.


Program overview

The Northeast Corridor Infrastructure (NECI) Program is a collection of projects selected to improve pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist access to the LYNX Blue Line. This investment will help implement station area plans along the Blue Line Extension as well as provide broader connections to other community investments like the Cross Charlotte Trail and Mecklenburg County greenway system. These investments also contribute to the safe and functional access to key academic, cultural, and creative class destinations along the northeast corridor, like UNCC, NoDa (North Davidson Street Area) and the envisioned Applied Innovation Corridor (AIC)​ area just outside uptown.

Program funding and cost information

$99.6 million from voter-approved public improvement bonds

  • $16.64 million in 2014
  • $35.36 million in 2016
  • $27.3 million in 2018
  • $20.3 million in 2020