The resulting document from the Uptown Loop Study, the I-277/I-77 Loop Strategic Plan, is now helping define projects for inclusion in the 2040 Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
The study is was funded by the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO), now CARTPO, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
Uptown Loop Study Frequently Asked Questions
The Uptown Loop Study started in late fall of 2011. CDOT, NCDOT, Charlotte Center City Partners and consultants reviewed existing conditions and potential concepts for operational improvements to the Uptown Loop. A public workshop was held in early June of 2012 to collect public input. The study was completed in June of 2013.
The following are concept plans from a public workshop on June 5, 2012:
Project Development and Implementation Process
Map 1: I-77 Concepts (Belk Freeway to Trade Street)
Map 2: I-77 Concepts (Trade Street to Brookshire Freeway)
Map 3: Brookshire Freeway Concepts (Graham Street to Davidson Street)
Map 4: I-277 Concepts (Kenilworth Avenue to Independence Boulevard)
A Technical Oversight Team (TOT) has provided input on the Loop Study from the beginning. This team included staff from various City departments, NCDOT, MUMPO, Charlotte Center City Partners and the study consultant, RS&H. Based on public input and the Technical Oversight Team meetings, a number of concepts were further developed. The concepts are shown in the resulting I-277/I-77 Loop Strategic Plan.