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UPDATE Street Closure: 16th Street - July 16, 2014 - mid February 2015
​Update Communicated: October 28, 2014 
Closure dates: July 16, 2014 through mid-February 2015 

To accommodate construction for the
LYNX Blue Line Extension, 16th Street will close between Parkwood Avenue and North Tryon Street Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 9 a. m. Due to utility relocation coordination, 16th Street will remain closed through mid-February, 2015. During the duration of this closure, westbound motorists can use the detour route 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.
Detour Route for 16th Street beginning 7-16-14 for approximately three months
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.

For more information about the LYNX Blue Line Extension, contact Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Customer Service at 704-336-7433 or
For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT at 704-336-3905 or or James Wally, CDOT at 704-353-0238 or
For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager, 704-336-3902 or