Cost (for both sections B & C): $40,000,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fee, construction, and landscaping.
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team managed the Fred D. Alexander Boulevard Project (Sections B and C) through a four stage process. Specific work was conducted during each stage with an emphasis on public involvement during the planning and design phases. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.
Planning & Design Phase
City staff worked with STV/Ralph Whitehead Associates, Inc. (Section B) and HDR Engineering (Section C) to plan and design the Fred D. Alexander Boulevard Projects. These plans are based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at public meetings.
Funding for Real Estate Acquisition and Utility Relocation was approved in the November 2004 Bond Referendum (approximately $5.8 million). Funding for the first phase of construction ($20 million - bridge over the CSX Railroad @ Mount Holly Road) was approved in the November 2006 Bond Referendum. An additional $21.5 million was approved in the 2008 Bond Referendum.
The City's Real Estate staff completed the acquisition of the right of way and property easements needed for construction work.
During the bid phase, final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material determined. The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selects the lowest, responsible bidder.
E&PM staff works closely with the contractors and property owners to ensure right of way agreements are followed.