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Road Closure: Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue

Communicated: June 28, 2013
Closure dates: June 30, 2013 – July 15, 2013
                                                     
The coordination of construction activities related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 with utility companies and scheduled upcoming events necessitates the closure of Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue in multiple blocks on various dates over the next several weeks. Through traffic on East Trade Street / Elizabeth Avenue is advised to follow the posted detours along College Street, East Seventh Street, Kings Drive and East Fourth Street (shown in green and blue below).  See below for specific closures and dates.

  • July 1, 2013 – July 3, 2013
    • The westbound lanes in 300 block of East Trade Street between South Brevard Street and College Street will be closed for storm drain installation.  Westbound traffic can detour around the closure using South Brevard Street, East Fourth Street and South College Street.  Eastbound traffic will not be affected. (Shown in orange below)
    • The 900 and 1000 blocks of Elizabeth Avenue between North Kings Drive and North McDowell Street will remain closed to accommodate Overhead Contact System foundation construction. (Shown in red below)
    • The 600, 700 & 800 blocks of East Trade Street between Davidson Street and McDowell Street will also remain closed for conduit installation and utility relocation. (Shown in teal below)
  • July 4, 2013 – July 7, 2013
    • Trade Street / Elizabeth Avenue will be open in each direction from Kings Drive to College Street.
  • July 8, 2013 – July 12, 2013
    •  The 900 and 1000 blocks of Elizabeth Avenue between North Kings Drive and North McDowell Street will remain closed to accommodate Overhead Contact System foundation construction. (Shown in red below)
    • The 600, 700 & 800 blocks of East Trade Street between Davidson Street and McDowell Street will also remain closed for conduit installation and utility relocation. (Shown in teal below)
  • July 12, 2013 – July 15, 2013
    • The 200 and 300 blocks of East Trade Street between South Brevard Street and College Street will be closed for storm drain installation across East Trade Street.  (Shown in orange below)
    • The 900 and 1000 blocks of Elizabeth Avenue between North Kings Drive and North McDowell Street will remain closed to accommodate Overhead Contact System foundation construction. (Shown in red below)
    • The 600, 700 & 800 blocks of East Trade Street between Davidson Street and McDowell Street will also remain closed for conduit installation and utility relocation. (Shown in teal below)
Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
 
Local access will be maintained from side streets.  Motorists needing to access Long Street should do so from North McDowell Street.
 
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.
 
Questions?
 
For more information about the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 construction, contact Tonia Wimberly at twimberly@charlottenc.gov, Engineering and Property Management, at 704-353-1931.
 
For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704-336-3905 or at jrhyne@charlottenc.gov or Troy Baker, CDOT at 704-309-9629 or at tlbaker@charlottenc.gov.
 
For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager at 704-336-3902 or at ldurrett@charlottenc.gov.    

Detours for Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue 6-30 to 7-15.