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CityLYNX Gold Line - Phase 1: Road Closures
 

Construction for the CityLYNX Gold Line - Phase 1 (formerly the "Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project") began in
December 2012. Updates will continue to be shared with affected businesses, 
Notify Me subscribers, and on this site.  

Active or upcoming road closures:  

  • East Trade Street and McDowell Street Intersection
    April 14, 2014 - May 19, 2014
    The intersection of East Trade Street and McDowell Street will be closed Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate rail installation related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

    Motorists on southbound McDowell Street can use East Sixth Street, North Davidson Street and East Third Street as a detour. Motorists on northbound McDowell Street can use East Fourth Street, South Davidson Street and East Fifth Street as a detour (see map of closure here).

    Local access will be maintained.

    CATS will be affected. 
  • North Alexander Street
    April 7, 2014 - May 19, 2014
    The 100 block of North Alexander Street will close on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6 a.m. and will reopen on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 project (see map of closure here).

    Local access will be maintained.

    CATS will not be affected. 

  • East Trade Street/Elizabeth Avenue 
    July 31, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    The coordination of multiple construction activities and utility relocations related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 necessitates the closure of East Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue in multiple blocks from College Street to Kings Drive until Monday, June 30, 2014. Through-traffic on East Trade Street/Elizabeth Avenue is advised to follow the posted detours along College Street, East Seventh Street, Kings Drive and East Fourth Street (see map of detours here). Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

    Please note:
    Kings Drive to McDowell Street is currently closed. Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014, Kings Drive to Long Street will reopen. Long Street to McDowell Street will remain closed.
     
    There is one-way traffic for local access from Alexander Street to McDowell Street  (traveling eastbound). Alexander Street to Davidson Street remains closed.

    Local access will be maintained from side streets for individual blocks. Motorists needing to access Long Street should do so from North McDowell Street.

    CATS will be affected.
     

Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time. It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.

Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers should double their following distance. 

If you have any questions about the project, please email citylynxgoldline@charlottenc.gov or contact Traci Ethridge, Corporate Communications & Marketing, at 704-353-1157.