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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?  A consultant, STV, has been hired to assist with the project's planning phase.  During this phase, the project team will work with project stakeholders to determine the scope of the project and what improvements are needed. A public meeting was held on January 26, 2016.

What's next?
 Staff will continue working with engineering consultant to refine the alternative for the Rocky River Road West alignment. A planning report will be produced with the recommended alternative so that the project can move into the design phase. 

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
October 29, 2014 at  Hampton Park Community Center from 6:30-8 pm (211 Hampton Church Road, Charlotte NC  28262)  

May 12, 2015 at Oasis Shriner's Center from 6:30-8 pm (604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte NC 28262)

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