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Road Closure: East Trade Street
Communicated: April 10, 2013

Closure dates: April 21, 2013 – May 19, 2013
The 200 block and 400 block of East Trade Street (shown in red) between Caldwell Street and College Street will close on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, May 19, 2013. This closure is necessary to accommodate storm water, water line, and sanitary sewer construction related to theCharlotte Streetcar Starter Project. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
Motorists on eastbound Trade Street can use North College Street, East Fifth Street, and McDowell Street as a detour (shown in blue on map below). Westbound motorists on Trade Street can use East Caldwell Street, East Fourth Street and South College (shown in green on below map). 
Local access will be maintained.
CATS 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 Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project 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 at or Troy Baker, CDOT at 704-309-9629 or at
For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager at 704-336-3902 or at    

East Trade Street detour 4-21-13 to 5-19-13