Projects

CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2
Project phase

Rendering of  the Five Points intersection at Johnson C. Smith University

Resources from Elizabeth Community Meeting on May 19, 2020

   Presentation Meeting recording FAQs     

Information from meeting with Elizabeth Community Association (ECA) Committee on April 20, 2020

Presentation  Risk Management letter and claim form

 

 Project updates

​The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan and is being constructed in phases. Phase 1 opened to revenue service in 2015; Phase 2 is currently under construction.

Phase 2 extends the current streetcar segment by a total of 2.5 miles. It will extend west by two miles, from the Charlotte Transportation Center to French Street in Charlotte's Historic West End. It will extend northeast by a half mile along Hawthorne Lane between Novant Presbyterian Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue, passing over I-74/Independence Boulevard. Phase 2 will include 11 additional stops and S70 Siemens modern streetcar vehicles with hybrid technology.

Various improvements have been made along the corridor in conjunction with the project, including the Frazier Avenue realignment project. This roadway realignment in Charlotte's Historic West End will align Frazier Avenue with Wesley Heights Way creating a four-way signalized intersection.

​The streetcar will be critical in creating a transit focused and pedestrian oriented center city through developing an integrated transportation system of pedestrians, bikes, motor vehicles, transit, parking, and land development.

​The project team has worked closely with adjacent neighborhoods to keep residents informed of project progress and construction impacts. Current efforts include biweekly emails and frequent street closure and construction activity updates.

$150 million - provided through a 50/50 federal match
Capital funding to cover the City’s 50% would come from unallocated and contingent capital accounts within the revenue sources, other than property taxes. Phase 2 was included in President Obama’s FY2016 budget for $75 million after the Federal Transit Administration’s Small Starts evaluation resulted in the project being rated “medium-high.”

 Project schedule

Gold Line phase 2 project schedule

 

 Project contacts

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Links to project update emails

​Street closures

Below is a list of street closures affected by the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project. Visit CDOT's interactive street closure map for a comprehensive listing of street closures across the city.

WEST TRADE STREET FROM ROZZELLES FERRY TO NORTH DAVIDSON STREET

West Trade Street eastbound from Five Points intersection

  • Take West 5th Street

  • Turn right on North Davidson Street

  • Turn left on West Trade Street

Trade Street westbound from North Davidson Street

  • Turn right on North Davidson Street

  • Turn left on East 6th Street

  • Turn right on West 5th Street

  • Beatties Ford Road between French Street and Dixon Street, including the intersection at Beatties Ford Road and Mill Street (through October 30, 2020)

  • Hawthorne Lane and Sunnyside Avenue intersection - lanes closed both directions (through October 30, 2020)

  • Hawthorne Lane between Bay Street and Hawthorne Bridge Court (through January 1, 2021)

There are no future street closures scheduled at this time.

​Additional resources