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Intersection Closure: Hawthorne Lane and East Fifth Street

​Communicated: January 8, 2014
Closure dates: January 8, 2014 to January 18, 2014

The intersection of Hawthorne Lane and East Fifth Street closed Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate utility relocation and construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

Motorists on westbound East Fifth Street can use Park Drive as a detour (shown in green on map below). Motorists on Hawthorne Lane should follow the detours listed here.

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 or Troy Baker, CDOT at 704-309-9629 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Nicole Ramsey, CDOT Communications Assistant, at 704-336-3870 or

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