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Intersection/Lane Closure: Tom Hunter Road - February 3 - 24, 2016
Communicated: February 1, 2016 
Closure dates: February 3, 2016 to February 24, 2016

To accommodate construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, a portion of the intersection of Tom Hunter Road at North Tryon Street will close on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9 a.m. until Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. restricting vehicular left/U-turn movements.

  • Motorists on North Tryon will not be able to make left or U-turns at Tom Hunter Road.
  • Northbound motorists will be able to make U-turns at Sandy Avenue.
  • Southbound motorists will be able to make U-turns at Arrowhead Drive.

During this closure, the contractor will grade the intersection to its final elevation in preparation for the future light rail track installation.

Local access to residences will be maintained.

CATS will not 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 LYNX Blue Line Extension, contact Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Customer Service at 704-336-7433 or

For additional information about this closure, contact James Wally, CDOT at 704-353-0238 or or David Bost, CDOT at 704-336-8939 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Judy Dellert-O'Keef, CDOT Community Engagement Manager at 704-432-0105 or

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