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Orr Road Extension

Orr Road Extension Project
This project will provide a new street connection by extending Orr Road from N. Tryon Street to Austin Drive.

What's happened?  City staff is working with in-house design staff to identify proposed concepts. A public meeting was held June 26 to introduce the project.

What's next? The project team will finalize planning and move into the design phase.

Who to contact?  Len Chapman, Project Manager, 704-336-6750

A 2010 Transportation Bond Project

This project originated from the North East Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) planning effort. The project is proposed to provide a new street connection by extending Orr Road from N. Tryon Street to Dawn Circle and to Austin Drive.

The conceptual cross section includes two travel lanes, bike lanes, curb & gutter, sidewalk & planting strip and street trees.  The project will replace left turn access to and from N. Tryon Street that will be lost when the BLE project eliminates left turns at Austin Drive.  Also, extending Orr Road adds another access point into the southern part of the Hidden Valley neighborhood which helps alleviate potential congestion at Arrowhead Road.

Project Goals:
  • Develop full turning capabilities at Orr Road & N. Tryon Street/BLE.
  • Improve accessibility to Hidden Valley neighborhood and the Old Concord Road Station.
  • Promote economic development by providing infrastructure to support and encourage transit supportive development.

The project limits are from N. Tryon Street to Austin Drive. Click here to view the concept plan.

Cost:  $2,724,000
Please note this is the funding amount and 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.  Additional funding may be identified after the planning phase.

The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Orr Road Extension Project through a four stage process.  Click here  to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:,
Len Chapman, PE, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-6750
Matt Magnasco, CDOT Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-3368