Construction starts on North Tryon Business Corridor project

Tom Russell, project manager, Engineering & Property Management
Tom Russell

​Charlotte, NC — Construction began the first week of January on the North Tryon Business Corridor project and is expected to be complete in early to mid-2020. This project will install crosswalks, sidewalks, planting strips, decorative lighting, bike lanes, public art and landscaping along North Tryon Street from Dalton Avenue to 30th Street.  A new water line and storm drainage improvements will also be included as part of the project.

“For the duration of construction, our goal is to ensure the safety of workers and commuters while maintaining access to neighborhoods and businesses,” said Project Manager Tom Russell. “In an effort to minimize inconvenience and traffic delays, lane closures will take place outside of the peak traffic hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays.” 

When completed, North Tryon Street will be two lanes one way inbound on Church Street (from 23rd Street to 29th Street) and two lanes one way outbound on North Tryon Street (from Dalton Avenue to 30th Street).

“This roadway design minimizes impacts to existing businesses, creates improved areas for redevelopment and eliminates the left turn conflict that exists today on North Tryon Street,” added Russell. “There will be safer pedestrian crossings through traffic calming features and an overall beautification of the corridor with street trees and planted medians.” 

The City appreciates your patience during construction. For more information or to subscribe for construction updates, visit or text the phrase “charmeck nt” to 468-311.