A Business Corridor Project
Elizabeth Avenue between Kings Drive & Charlottetowne Avenue (formally Independence Boulevard) has re-opened to traffic.
Elizabeth Avenue between Charlottetowne and Travis Avenue (Phase 2) is closed until spring 2009.
The project limits are from Kings Drive to Hawthorne Lane. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will utilize a streetcar from Presbyterian Hospital to Johnson C. Smith University along Elizabeth, which turns into Trade Street through downtown.
The streetscape improvements for this project include planting strips, street trees, irrigation, sidewalks, decorative lighting, crosswalks, on-street parking, and bike lanes.
The infrastructure improvements for this project include relocation of overhead utilities to underground, upgraded waterline and sewerline, new mast arms, street lighting, streetcar tracks and foundation, overhead catenary poles, and storm drainage improvements. A new street cross section will be provided to accommodate these improvements.