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Johnson & Wales Way/Fourth Street

Johnson and Wales Way/Fourth Street
This project will improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists near Johnson & Wales University and Frazier Park on both Johnson & Wales Way and Fourth Street.

What's happened? Project designs have been completed and the project was bid and awarded to United Construction by City Council on December 9, 2013

What's next?  Construction has begun and should be completed by the end of the year.

Who to contact:  Joe Frey, Project Manager 704-336-5276, jfrey@ci.charlotte.nc.us

A 2008 Transportation Bond Project

The goal of this project is to improve safety conditions and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists near Johnson & Wales University and Frazier Park on both Johnson & Wales Way and Fourth Street, while also meeting current and future traffic demands. The project location and limits are shown in the map below.

Primary improvements to be made include:

  • Re-aligning the right turn lanes onto Johnson & Wales Way from both Trade Street and Fourth Street in order to improve safety of crossings for pedestrians.
  • Reducing the number of travel lanes on Fourth Street from four lanes to two (from Victoria Avenue to Summit Avenue) while adding medians, pedestrian refuges and on-street parking within the existing roadway width.

Click here to view a schematic of the project plans in Adobe Acrobat.

Construction began in February and should be complete by the end of 2014.

Cost:  $3,200,000

Please note that the project cost will include 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 manages the Johnson & Wales Way/Fourth Street 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. Four public meetings were conducted between 2008 and 2011.  Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Joe Frey  PE, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-5276
Tom Sorrentino  PE, Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-3934