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Updated Street Closure: 16th Street - December 1 - 11, 2015

Communicated: November 30, 2015
Closure dates: December 1, 2015 to December 11, 2015

To accommodate construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue will close on Tuesday, December 1 at 9 a.m. until Friday, December 11 at 4 p.m. During 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 to residences will be maintained.

CATS will not be affected.​

16th Street Closure

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 James Wally, CDOT at 704-353-0238 or or David Bost, CDOT at 704-336-8939 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Judy Dellert-O'Keef, CDOT Community Engagement Manager at 704-432-0105 or