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Johnston-Oehler Farm-to-Market

​Johnston-Oehler Road Farm-To-Market Project

This project will identify roadway infrastructure needs and deficiencies, recommend improvements that accommodate all modes of transportation, and develop a project design concept that supports existing and proposed land uses.

What's happened? Prosperity Ridge Road has been constructed and is now open.

What's next? The contractor will continue to install sidewalk, curb and gutter and asphalt for the road widening along Johnston-Oehler Road from Prosperity Ridge Road to June Williams. 

Who to contact If you have construction-related questions, please contact the following:

Construction Inspector
Lloyd Suddreth, 704-293-1662 or lsuddreth@charlottenc.gov

Construction Project Coordinator
Chris Jiles, 704-634-4881 or cjiles@charlottenc.gov

Project Manager
Leslie Bing, 704-336-7277 or lbing@charlottenc.gov
Part of the Transportation Program

Upcoming lane closure: Johnston Oehler Road, Feb. 5-8, 2016
The eastbound lane of Johnston Oehler Road from Prosperity Ridge Road to Corvian Community School will close Friday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 a.m. Motorists will be able to travel east and west under the direction of flagmen. Intermittent traffic stoppages will occur. Construction staff will assist motorists through the work zone. Motorists should expect some delays.

During this closure, the contractor will excavate the existing road in preparation for a new roadway. Access to residences and schools will be maintained. Thank you for your continue patience. 

Our goal is to construct the planned roadway while maintaining the safety of the workers and access to surrounding neighborhoods, schools and commuters. Please obey all regulatory and informational signage to ensure the safety of all workers, cyclists, pedestrians and motorists during construction.  
 
Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled. When this occurs, City staff and contractors work to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

Project overview
This project will provide infrastructure improvements to Johnston Oehler Road from Prosperity Ridge Road at I-485 to Mallard Creek Road.  Project improvements will include a three lane roadway with bike lanes, curb and gutter, planning strips, sidewalks, refuge islands, roundabouts and street lighting.

Objectives
  • ​​To improve travel conditions for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users
  • To create more travel choices
  • To reduce congestion and improve safety
  • To provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities

​Planning and design phase (complete)
City staff worked with URS Corporation to plan and design the roadway improvements of Johnston Oehler Road. 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.

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 July 31, 2014)
E&PM staff will work closely with the contractor, Ferebee Corporation, 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 - $14,769,000
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, consultan​t 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 Johnston-Oehler Road FTM Project through a four stage process. Learn more about 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