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Road Closure: East Trade Street/Elizabeth Avenue
Updated: January 2, 2014
Closure Dates: July 31, 2013 to 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 (shown in green and blue below).  Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
Local access will be maintained from side streets for individual blocks (see gold, magenta, teal and red areas shown below).  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.
For more information about the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 construction, contact Tonia Wimberly, Engineering and Property Management, at 704-353-1931 or
For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704-336-3905 or or Troy Baker, CDOT at 704-309-9629 or
For more information about CDOT, contact Nicole Ramsey, CDOT Communications Assistant, at 704-336-3870 or     

Detour route for Trade/Elizabeth through October 31, 2013.