Important Notice Regarding Upcoming Construction
In order to accommodate the installation of major and special pieces of track work for Phase 1 of the CityLYNX Gold Line, there will be substantial sequential road closures throughout the summer season. Minor track work has already been installed between Caldwell Street and Kings Drive including the Davidson and McDowell intersections. Next steps include laying special track pieces on Trade Street in the block between the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) and Brevard Street, in the Caldwell intersection, in the Kings Drive intersection, and on Hawthorne Lane from the intersection of Fifth Street through the intersection of Elizabeth. The following reflects the proposed closures, which are all dependent on weather and unforseen circumstances.
Below are upcoming closures to accommodate the special track work installation:
- *Stage 1: May 27, 2014 - August 11, 2014
Trade Street is scheduled to close between College and Brevard Streets on Tuesday, May 27. It will remain closed through August 11 in order to accommodate the special track work between the CTC and Brevard Street. This will impact bus operations because they will have to use the Fourth Street entrance until bus egress can be re-established on Trade Street.
- *Stage 2: June 28, 2014 - August 11, 2014
Hawthorne Lane between Fifth Street and the Elizabeth intersection will close on June 28. It is scheduled to remain closed until August 11 in order to install the track work in the Elizabeth intersection and in Hawthorne Lane. Access to Novant Presbyterian Medical Center will be maintained from Fourth Street. Also, local access will be maintained to the businesses along Elizabeth Avenue.
- *Stage 3: August 11, 2014 - September 22, 2014
The Caldwell intersection is scheduled to close on August 11. Caldwell is scheduled to remain closed through September 22 in order to install the special track work in Caldwell/Trade Street intersection and in the area between Caldwell and Brevard.
*Stage 4: August 8, 2014 – September 12, 2014
The last major piece of special track work on the Trade Street/Elizabeth corridor has to be installed at the intersection of Kings Drive. Both Hawthorne Lane and Caldwell Street must be reopened to traffic prior to the closure of the Kings Drive intersection. Pending the reopening of both intersections listed above, the Kings Drive intersection is scheduled to close on August 1 and remain closed through September 12 in order to install the track work across the Kings Drive intersection. The closure would begin while CPCC is on summer break and would extend through Labor Day effecting their first 3 weeks of the Fall Semester. We are coordinating with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to notify the students of the Kings Drive closure.
Please use the map above for additional closures related to the CityLYNX Gold Line.
*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.
If you have any questions about the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
Hillary Ryan, Charlotte Area Transit System, at 704-432-2549
Traci Ethridge, Corporate Communications & Marketing, at 704-353-1157