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10th/Central/Louise Pedestrian Improvements

10th/Central/Louise Pedestrian Improvements
This project will provide pedestrian improvements at the intersection. 

What's happened?
The first public meeting was held November 19 at Piedmont Middle School. 

What's next?
The team will review input from the public meeting and complete the Planning Phase by March 2014. The team will review input from the public meeting and complete the Planning Phase by March 2014.  Preliminary Design Phase will follow

Who to contact:  Sharon Buchanan, 704-336-2044

​The project was derived from the Plaza/Central Pedscape Plan adopted by City Council in 2003 and amended in 2011.  It includes pedestrian  improvements at the five points intersection.   Specific improvements may include medians, decorative crosswalks and a mid-block crossing.
 
Objectives:
  • Improve pedestrian safety at the intersection. 
  • Add a mid-block crossing near Oakland Avenue.
The project will add two mid-block pedestrian crossings on Central Avenue between Pecan and Clement, as well as between Hawthorne and Louise.  These new pedestrian crossings will supplement existing crossings at the signalized intersections.
 
Click here to view a map of the project.
 
 
Historic Information:    
The Plaza/Central Pedscape Plan is the result of collaboration between residents, business owners, property owners, community organizations and City of Charlotte staff to produce a policy document that reflects a shared vision of the area.  The intersection where Central Avenue meets Tenth Street and crosses Louise Avenue is a particularly difficult location for pedestrian crossings.  Pavement areas are wide, sight lines across the street are poor, and traffic signal timing for the five-legged intersection limits available crossing time.   
 
The intersection improvements and pedestrian crossings will make the area more pedestrian friendly in accordance with Recommendation #7 in the Plaza-Central Pedscape Plan.  
 
Increased pedestrian traffic in the area due to the enhanced intersection and pedestrian crossings will potentially spark an interest in further redevelopment.   

Public Input Process
A public meeting was held in November 2013 to share details of the project.

Cost:  TBD (The project is in the planning phase and a project budget has not been established.)
Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.  Additional funding may be identified after the planning phase.

The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the 10th/Louise/Central Pedestrian Improvement Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Sharon Buchanan, PE, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-2044