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CATS Prepares for Construction of the LYNX Blue Line Extension Light Rail Project
May 14, 2013 ¾ The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is hosting public meetings to provide an update on the LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail project and upcoming construction activities that will begin this summer. Demolition and advanced utility relocation work will be starting in the next month or two. Residents, business owners and commuters will see temporary signage and temporary fencing, grading, new retaining walls and other pre-construction activities.
            “Preparing for construction is a big step and CATS appreciates the support from the community,” said Danny Rogers, LYNX Blue Line Extension Project Director. “We understand construction will cause some disruptions, so we are sharing information about how to stay informed and who to contact when you have questions. The use of social media will also help in providing additional outreach avenues to keep residents and business owners informed throughout the construction process.”
 
Public Meetings:

Oasis Shriners Center
 
604 Doug Mayes Place
 
Charlotte, NC 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church
 
101 W. Sugar Creek Road
 
Charlotte, NC
 
Thursday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
            Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the BLE Business Liaison and see samples of the temporary signage that will be provided during construction. There will be several project team members available to answer questions representing various City and State departments.
            The BLE is a 9.3 mile extension of the LYNX Blue Line that will provide service from Uptown Charlotte to the UNC Charlotte campus and includes 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities. All stations will be serviced by CATS' network of feeder buses. The line is projected to begin operations in 2017. To learn more about CATS and transit planning, please visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433.