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City Boulevard Extension

​Construction update
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on the City Boulevard Extension project.  The construction contract completion date was projected to be May 2015.  City staff has been unsuccessful in getting the contractor to finish the work, despite assessing daily liquidated damages and using other means. As such, the City terminated the contractor as of February 1, 2016.   

The first phase of landscaping for City Boulevard will proceed mid-February. Trees will be planted in areas within the right-of-way along City Boulevard between Neal Road and the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road. 

We understand and share your frustration of an uncompleted project, and we appreciate your patience. When complete, City Boulevard Extension will improve street connectivity in northeast Charlotte by linking two major thoroughfares – City Boulevard and the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s proposed Mallard Creek Road Extension Project and provide a safe roadway for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

What's happened? 
Construction began November 18, 2013.

What’s next? 
Representatives from the contractor’s bond company are investigating the project to confirm the status of the remaining work. City staff will work with the bond company to facilitate a smooth transition for the completion of construction.  


Who to contact:  Leslie Bing, 704-336-7277

If you have construction related questions, please contact:

  • Construction Inspector Joe Harper, 704-309-6181
  • Construction Project Coordinator Marvin Allen, 704-361-5536

Part of the Transportation Program

Project overview

This project will extend University City Boulevard westward from its existing intersection at Neal Road to the proposed alignment of Mallard Creek Road near Rumple Road. The design includes a four-lane, median-divided roadway with bicycle lanes, curb & gutter, planting strips, sidewalks, street trees and lighting. It will improve connectivity in northeast Charlotte by linking two major thoroughfares – University City Boulevard and NCDOT’s proposed Mallard Creek/Graham Street Extension Project.

Objectives

  • Improve travel conditions for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit users
  • Create more travel choices
  • Reduce congestion and improve safety
  • Provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities

Public meetings were held June 26, 2008, July 17, 2008 and November 18, 2010.

View the project design

Planning and Design Phase (complete)
City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway extension of City Boulevard.  These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at three public meetings. 


Real Estate Phase (complete)
The City's Real Estate staff worked with citizens and businesses to acquire right of way and property easements needed for construction work. Utility Relocation started in November 2013.

Bid Phase (complete)
During the bid phase, final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material were determined.  The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selected the lowest, responsible bidder.

Construction phase (began November 18, 2013)
E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor, Triangle Grading and Paving, Inc to minimize construction impact. The designers of this project have taken great care to develop a construction plan that lessens inconveniences to you. However, it may be necessary to temporarily reduce or detour traffic flow, and close streets. In these instances, you will be notified in advance.

Cost: $10,800,000
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 City Boulevard Project through a four stage process. Learn how City projects are selected, designed and built. 

Project Contacts
Leslie Bing, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-7277
Matt Magnasco, PE, Charlotte Department of Transportation, 704-336-3368