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City Boulevard Extension

​​What's happened? City staff is pleased to announce that a new contractor is in place to complete work on City Boulevard. 

During the May 2016 neighborhood meeting, residents brought forth several questions and concerns that are addressed on this page. ​​

What's next? The new contractor will proceed to finish the remaining construction work on City Boulevard Extension and Rumple Road. The construction is expected to be complete in the fall of​ 2016​.

Who to contact:  Leslie Bing, 704-336-7277, lbing@charlottenc.gov​​

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