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Poplar Street Two-Way Conversion
Poplar Street Two-Way Conversion Project
This project will convert Poplar Street into a two-way street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.
What's happened? Public meetings were held to educate citizens and businesses about the project. Planning and design is complete.  Click below for more information.

What's next? Construction will begin in early September and should be completed by the end of the year.

Who to contact:  Jonathan Sossamon, 704-432-0406
​A Center City Transportation Project
This project is part of the Center City Transportation Plan adopted by City Council in 2006. This project will convert Poplar Street from a one-way street to a two-way street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.


  • Two-way streets encourage lower traffic speeds as compared to one-way streets and typically result in environments that are more pedestrian friendly.
  • The conversion project will be completed in coordination with Romare Bearden Park and the BB&T Ball Park.

A Center City Traffic Analysis was conducted which identified the transportation benefits of converting Mint Street and Poplar Street into two-way streets.
The project limits are from 3rd Street and Poplar Street Intersection to 6th Street and Poplar Street Intersection.



Cost: $1,040,000
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Poplar Street Two-Way Conversion Project through construction and a one year warranty phase.  Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Jonathan Sossamon, E&PM Project Manager, 704-432-0406
Ashton Watson, CDOT Project Manager 704-432-4638