Update Communicated: April 9, 2015
Closure dates: July 16, 2014 to End of April, 2015
To accommodate construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, 16th Street between Parkwood Avenue and North Tryon Street closed Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Due to utility relocation coordination and weather delays, 16th Street will remain closed through the end of April, 2015. During this closure, westbound motorists can detour by way of Parkwood Avenue, North Caldwell Street, 12th Street, North College Street and North Tryon Street (shown in blue below). Eastbound motorists can use the detour route of North Tryon Street, 11th Street, North Caldwell Street and Parkwood Avenue (shown in green below).
Local access will be maintained to businesses and parking facilities.
CATS will not be affected.
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.