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City Boulevard Extension


City Boulevard Extension
The City Boulevard Extension Project will extend City Boulevard westward from the existing intersection of City Boulevard at Neal Road to the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road near Rumple Road.  The design will include a four lane median divided roadway with planting strips, sidewalks, street trees, street lighting and bicycle lanes.

What's happened? 
Construction began November 18, 2013.

What’s next?

Construction is underway on the culvert and retaining walls near the Doby Creek Tributary crossing.  This work will continue until August. After this work is complete, the contractor will begin backfilling the culvert and constructing the City Boulevard roadway from Rumple Road to Neal Road up to but not including the final level of surface course.


Who to contact:
  Leslie Bing, 704-336-7277

If you have construction related questions, please contact:

  • Construction Inspector Joe Harper, 704-309-6181
  • Construction Project Coordinator Marvin Allen, 704-361-5536

Part of the Transportation Program

Construction Update:

Phase I of construction including clearing and preliminary grading along the City Boulevard alignment is now complete.  Phase II construction on the project is now underway.  During this phase, the contractor will construct the culvert and retaining walls near the Doby Creek Tributary crossing.  This work will continue until August.

Our goal is to construct the planned roadway while maintaining the safety of the workers and access to surrounding neighborhoods, businesses and commuters.  Please obey all regulatory and informational signage to ensure the safety during construction. 
 
Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled.  When this occurs, City staff and contractors work to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

This project will extend University City Boulevard westward from its existing intersection at Neal Road to the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road near Rumple Road. The design includes a four-lane, median-divided roadway with bicycle lanes, curb & gutter, planting strips, sidewalks, street trees and lighting. It will improve connectivity in northeast Charlotte by linking two major thoroughfares – University City Boulevard and NCDOT’s proposed Mallard Creek/Graham Street Extension Project.

Objectives:

  • Improve travel conditions for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit users
  • Create more travel choices
  • Reduce congestion and improve safety
  • Provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities

Public meetings were held June 26, 2008, July 17, 2008 and November 18, 2010.

Click here to view the project design.

Planning and Design Phase (Complete)
City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway extension of City Boulevard.  These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at three public meetings.
Real Estate Phase (Complete)
The City's Real Estate staff worked with citizens and businesses to acquire right of way and property easements needed for construction work.
Utility Relocation started in November 2013
Bid Phase (Complete)
During the bid phase, final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material were determined.  The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selected the lowest, responsible bidder.
Construction Phase (Began November 11, 2013)
E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor, Triangle Grading and Paving, Inc to minimize construction impact. The designers of this project have taken great care to develop a construction plan that lessens inconveniences to you. However, it may be necessary to temporarily reduce or detour traffic flow, and close streets. In these instances, you will be notified in advance.

Cost:  $10,800,000
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 City Boulevard Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Leslie Bing, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-7277
Ashton Watson, PE, Charlotte Department of Transportation, 704-432-5244