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Road Closure: Hawthorne Lane

Charlotte Department of Transportation
Road Closure Notice
Hawthorne Lane

Communicated: June 25, 2014
Closure dates: June 28, 2014 – August 11, 2014
The 200 block of Hawthorne Lane (shown in red on map below) between Elizabeth Avenue and East Fifth Street will close Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. and will reopen Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate rail installation related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Stage 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

• Stage 1 will close the 200 block of Hawthorne Lane between Elizabeth Avenue and East Fifth Street from Saturday June 28, 2014 to Saturday, July 12, 2014.
• Stage 2 will expand the closure to include the intersection of Hawthorne Lane and Elizabeth Avenue from Saturday, July 12, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014.

Motorists on northbound Queens Road can use East Fourth Street, Charlottetowne Avenue and East Seventh Street as a detour (shown in green on map below). Motorists on southbound Hawthorne Lane can use East Seventh Street, Caswell Street and Randolph Road (shown in blue on map below) as a detour. Access to the Main Hospital Entrance on Hawthorne Lane will be maintained from Fourth Street (shown in magenta).

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- Stage 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 Doreen Szymanski, Public Service & Communications Division Manager, 704-336-7527,

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