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UPDATE Street Closure: 16th Street - July 16, 2014 - May 4, 2015

​Update Communicated: April 29, 2015 
Closure dates: July 16, 2014 to May 4, 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 Monday, May 4, 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.

16th Street Closure through March 2015
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 Judy Dellert-O'Keef, CDOT Community Engagement Manager at 704-432-0105 or