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Lane Closure: East Fifth Street

Communicated: October 15, 2013
Closure dates: October 21, 2013 – October 24, 2013

The 1600 block of eastbound East Fifth Street (shown in red on map below) between Travis Avenue and Hawthorne Lane will close Monday, October 21, 2013 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate storm water, water line and sanitary sewer construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
Motorists on eastbound East Fifth Street can use Travis Avenue, East Fourth Street and North Caswell Road as a detour (shown in green arrows on map below).

Local access will be maintained.

CATS bus routes will 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.


For more information about the CityLYNX Gold Line- Phase 1 construction, contact Tonia Wimberly, Engineering and Property Management, at 704-353-1931.

For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704-336-3905 or or Troy Baker, CDOT, at 704-309-9629 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager at 704-336-3902 or

Detour for East Fifth Street 10-21 to 10-24