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A Sidewalk Transportation Bond Project

Coulwood Sidewalk Project

This is a 2.6-mile sidewalk project located near two neighborhood schools (Coulwood Middle and Mountain Island Elementary). The project will improve pedestrian mobility, access and connectivity among various neighborhoods in the Coulwood area.

What's happened? City staff is working with engineering consultants Kimley-Horn Associates to identify deficiencies and determine recommended improvements.  Click here to view the presentation from the October 27, 2009 public meeting. The real estate phase is complete and City Council awarded the construction contract to Ferebee Corporation November 2011.

What's next? Construction began in February and should be complete by March 2013, followed by landscaping.

Who to contact:  Geen Cheng Khoo, Project Manager 704-336-4492, gkhoo@charlottenc.gov
The City of Charlotte builds sidewalks primarily under two capital programs: the Sidewalk Program (through the Sidewalk Retrofit Policy) and the Neighborhood Improvement Program.  We also build sidewalks as part of road construction projects.

In 2005, City Council adopted the Sidewalk Retrofit policy to build sidewalks throughout the City as part of the City's Capital Investment Program. The City recognizes that providing a safe, comfortable and connected pedestrian system is critical to the quality of life of its residents, visitors and businesses. The Coulwood Sidewalk Project is funded through the City's Sidewalk Program and will improve the pedestrian connectivity in the area.

Objectives:
    This project will include improvements such as sidewalk, planting strips, curb & gutter, storm drainage (where necessary), pedestrian bridges and wheel chair ramps.

Improvements in the Coulwood area will be constructed on the following streets:

  • Kentberry Drive, from Bellhaven Boulevard to Coulwood Drive (north & west)
  • Gum Branch Road, from Bellhaven Boulevard to Kentberry Drive (south)
  • Gum Branch Road, from Kentberry Drive to Cathey Road (north)
  • Coulwood Drive, from Valleydale Road to Cathey Road (north)
  • Pleasant Grove Road, from McClure Circle to Old Plank Road (north)
  • McClure Circle, from Bellhaven Boulevard to Pleasant Grove Road (west)


Cost estimate:  $3,500,000

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 will manage the Coulwood Sidewalk Project through a four stage process.  Specific work is 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.

Project Contacts:
Geen Cheng Khoo, Engineer Project Manager, 704-336-4492
Ashton Watson, Transportation Project Manager, 704-432-4638