Construction is expected to begin on Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar project in Fall 2016. Until then, utility work will occur along the alignment. As a courtesy, please contact Phase 2 construction staff at 704-361-5735 if you experience any difficulties with the private utility relocation work. Current road closures include:
Single-lane closures from East Fifth St. to Sunnyside Ave. July 25 - November 25, 2016
There will be daily lane closures along Hawthorne Lane between East Fifth Street and Sunnyside Avenue starting on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. and continuing through Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4 p.m. Motorists should be aware of temporary lane shifts on Hawthorne Lane during this timeframe. All traffic in all directions will be maintained during this project. This closure is necessary for utility work. CATS will be affected.
Intersection of W.Trade St, W. Fifth St., Beatties Ford Road and Rozzelles Ferry
Temporary lane shifts and closures July 11 - August 8, 2016
The two northbound lanes of West Trade Street will close on Monday, July11, 2016 at 9 a.m. and will re-open on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6 a.m. There will be temporary lane shifts and lane closures at this intersection during this timeframe. Traffic in all directions will be maintained during this project. This closure is necessary for construction work to rebuild a manhole located in the intersection.
West Trade Street
Single-lane closures from Cedar Street to Graham Street May 23 - Sept. 26, 2016
The eastbound left lane of West Trade Street between Cedar Street and Graham Street will close on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. and will re-open on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. The westbound left lane will have daily closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the same time frame. This closure is necessary for utility relocation work. One eastbound and westbound lane will remain open to traffic.
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.