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Rocky River Road West Streetscape Project

Rocky River Road West Streetscape will improve accessibility to transit and promote economic development.

What's happened?  City Staff hired an engineering consultant, STV, to provide a preferred alternative to study. A community meeting was held on August 26, 2014 at Newell Presbyterian Church.  The project team shared the proposed alternative and answered questions from citizens. Representatives from CATS, Park & Recreation and CMS were available to answer questions about the Blue Line Extension, the proposed Toby Creek Greenway and the new Newell Elementary School.

What's next?
 Staff will continue working with engineering consultant to refine the alternative for the Rocky River Road West alignment. A public meeting will be held October 29 at Hampton Park Community Center. The new Newell Elementary School plans to open August 2015.

Project Team:

​A Public Improvement Bond Project

This project is part of the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure (NECI) Program.  Its primary goals are to improve accessibility to transit and promote economic development.

  • Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to the Blue Line Extension (BLE) University City Boulevard station.
  • Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to Toby Creek Greenway.
  • Address existing sight distance concerns along the corridor.
  • Reduce the number of construction impacts associated with adjacent development along Rocky River Road west.

Project Description:
Rocky River Road West is a two lane, winding road with no accommodations for pedestrians or bicyclists.  Several curves are very tight.  Left-turn lanes exist at some, but not all, existing subdivision entrances.

This project will improve existing sight conditions at tight roadway curves as well as provide left turn lanes into the Arcadia development and the new Newell Elementary School. The project will also provide sidewalk and bike lanes on each side of Rocky River Rd West, providing a connection for several neighborhoods to access the proposed University City Boulevard Station along the Blue Line Extension, which is located on North Tryon Street between I-85 Connector and City Boulevard. See a typical section of the improvements, below


Anticipated Project Cost:  TBD
The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs including NECI. Voting referenda will be held in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. For this project, if voters approve funding, City staff will engage the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project will be estimated and published.

How You Can Get Involved
Community meetings will be scheduled during the Planning Phase where residents can share ideas and ask questions of members of the Project Team.  There will also be additional opportunities to be involved through social media.

Community Meetings
A meeting will be held Wednesday, October 29 at  Hampton Park Community Center from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (211 Hampton Church Road, Charlotte NC  28262)   

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