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Road Closure: Elizabeth Avenue

​Communicated: May 31, 2013

Closure dates: June 1, 2013, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 900 and 1000 blocks of Elizabeth Avenue (shown in red) between North Kings Street and North McDowell Street will close on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. and will reopen that same day at 6:00 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate storm water line construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

Motorists on eastbound East Trade Street can use North McDowell Street, East Seventh Street, and North Kings Street as a detour (shown in green on map below). Westbound motorists on Elizabeth Avenue can use North Kings Street, East Fourth Street and North McDowell Street (shown in blue on below map). Motorist needing to access Long Street should do so from North McDowell Street.
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 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 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    
Detour for Elizabeth Avenue 6/1/13.