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Central Avenue Streetscape @ Eastland Mall

Central Avenue @ Eastland Mall
This project will provide street and pedestrian improvements along Central Avenue between Sharon Amity Road and Albemarle Road.

What's happened? City staff worked with Kimley-Horn and Associates to design the streetscape improvements.  Final paving and lane markings are nearing completion. Final inspection of the construction work will be held in December.

What's next? 
Construction is underway and expected to be complete in late 2011. The landscaping contract is now out for bids. Landscaping will be installed in early 2012.

Who to contact?
Keith Carpenter, 704-336-3650

Part of the City's Eastside Strategy Plan

City Council awarded the construction contract to United Construction on December 13.  Construction  began in February with completion in late fall 2011. Landscaping will be installed following completion of the construction work during the planting season which begins in November 2011 and ends in April 2012. 

This project is funded through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission and will continue the improvements of past streetscape work on Central Avenue in the area of Eastland Mall (Sharon Amity Road to Reddman Road).

This streetscape project will narrow Central Avenue in the area of the mall to match the completed streetscape work in other sections of Central Avenue.  The completed project will include landscaped medians which will allow pedestrians to safely cross the street. The work will also include bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, planting strips and landscaping.

Project Objectives: 

  • Increased opportunities for landscaping.
  • Improvements to both street and sidewalks for increased pedestrian and traffic safety.
  • Updated street and pedestrian lighting.

Cost:  $4,000,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.  
 
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team managed the Central Avenue Streetscape Project through a four-stage process.  Specific work is conducted during each stage with an emphasis on public involvement during the planning and design phases. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Keith Carpenter, Senior Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-3650
Jaya Dhindaw,  Planning Commission, 704-336-2205