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Johnston-Oehler Farm-to-Market

​Johnston-Oehler Road farm-to-market
This project will identify roadway infrastructure needs and deficiencies, recommend improvements that accommodate all modes of transportation, and develop a project design concept that supports existing and proposed land uses.

What's happened? Construction continues and is approximately 70 percent complete. Two major factors -- utility conflicts and unforeseen complications with the pavement structure -- have caused delays on this project. A significant amount of roadway base repair was needed to ensure future work would have a solid structure to support it. Utility work was adversely affected while plan and phase changes were made to keep the project moving forward.

What's next?  Construction is expected to be complete by late December 2016. 

Who to contact If you have construction-related questions, please contact the following:

Construction Inspector
Lloyd Suddreth, 704-293-1662 or lsuddreth@charlottenc.gov

Construction Project Coordinator
Chris Jiles, 704-634-4881 or cjiles@charlottenc.gov

Project Manager
Leslie Bing, 704-336-7277 or lbing@charlottenc.gov
Part of the Transportation Program

​Project overview
This project will provide infrastructure improvements to Johnston Oehler Road from Prosperity Ridge Road at I-485 to Mallard Creek Road.  Project improvements will include a three lane roadway with bike lanes, curb and gutter, planning strips, sidewalks, refuge islands, roundabouts and street lighting.

Objectives
  • ​​To improve travel conditions for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users
  • To create more travel choices
  • To reduce congestion and improve safety
  • To provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities

​Planning and design phase (complete)
City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway improvements of Johnston Oehler Road. 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.

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 July 31, 2014)
E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor, Ferebee Corporation, 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 - $14,769,000
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​t 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 Johnston-Oehler Road FTM Project through a four stage process. Learn more about how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts
Leslie Bing, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-7277
Matt Magnasco, PE, Charlotte Department of Transportation, 704-336-3368