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:
Davidson Street and TradeMarch 3 - March 17, 2014
The intersection of Davidson Street and Trade Street will close Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate utility relocation related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 project. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
Motorists on northbound Davidson Street can use East Fourth Street, South Caldwell Street and East Fifth Street as a detour. Motorists on Southbound Davidson Street can use East Sixth Street, North Brevard Street, East Fifth Street, North Caldwell Street and East Third Street as a detour (see map of detours here
Local access will be maintained.
CATS will 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 closed and there is one-way traffic from McDowell Street to Alexander Street (traveling westbound). Alexander Street to Davidson Street is also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Traci Ethridge, Corporate Communications & Marketing, at 704-353-1157.