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Update - Road Closure: South McDowell Street
Communicated: May 22, 2013
Closure dates: May 19, 2013 – May 23, 2013
Due to weather, this closure has been delayed. The 100 block of South McDowell Street between Fourth Street and Trade Street closed on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. and will now reopen on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate water line construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line - Phase 1. Motorists using northbound McDowell Street should use Fourth Street and Davidson Street (shown in orange). Motorists using southbound McDowell Street should use Trade Street, Davidson Street and Third Street (shown in blue).
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 map for South McDowell Street.