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Fred D. Alexander Boulevard


Fred D. Alexander
This project provide a new circumferential road in northwest Charlotte.

What's happened? Construction is complete.  The last section was opened to traffic April 17, 2012.

What's next? The project is currently in the warranty phase.

Who to contact?
Imad Fakhreddin, 704-336-7926

Open to all traffic

Section B: Freedom Drive to Valleydale Road
Section C: Valleydale Road to Brookshire Blvd (Hwy 16)


Fred D. Alexander Boulevard extends from Freedom Drive to Valleydale Road (Section B), and from Valleydale Road to Brookshire Boulevard (Section C), a total distance of approximately two miles. A four-lane, median divided, curb and gutter roadway was constructed at new locations.  Bicycle lanes and sidewalks along the project will accommodate cyclists and pedestrians. 
 
Section B1 (Opened to traffic November 1, 2010)
This section included a bridge over Old Mt. Holly Road and Mount Holly Road and a ramp to Old Mt. Holly Road. (Tank Farm Road) Construction was completed in fall 2010.

Section B2 (Opened to traffic April 17, 2012.)
Construction of this section started in November 2009. The original contractor defaulted and was replaced. This delayed the completion of the project until April 2012.  This section extends from Freedom Drive to the ramp at Old Mt Holly Road. (Tank Farm Road) 

Section C (Opened to traffic August 29, 2011)
Construction began in January 2010 and was opened to traffic on August 29, 2011. Landscaping is complete. This section extends from Valleydale Road to Brookshire Boulevard. 

Objectives:

  • Construct another good circumferential road in the northwestern quadrant of the City (I-485 would be the other facility)
  • Provide community connectivity by providing sidewalks and bicycle facilities
  • Reduce congestion and improve safety
  • Provide a grade separated intersection at proposed Fred D. Alexander, Mount Holly Road, CSX Rail Road and Old Mount Holly Road 
  • Construct two bridges, one over the main Rail line to the CSX facility and one over a Rail road spur.
  • Close two at-grade Rail Road crossings, Craig Street crossing and Kenstead Circle crossing.

Cost (for both sections B & C):  $40,000,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fee, construction, and landscaping.  
 
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team managed the Fred D. Alexander Boulevard Project (Sections B and C) through a four stage process. Specific work was conducted during each stage with an emphasis on public involvement during the planning and design phases.  Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built. 

Planning & Design Phase
City staff worked with STV/Ralph Whitehead Associates, Inc. (Section B) and HDR Engineering (Section C) to plan and design the Fred D. Alexander Boulevard Projects. These plans are based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and a public involvement process that allowed citizens and nearby businesses to provide input at public meetings. 
 
Funding for Real Estate Acquisition and Utility Relocation was approved in the November 2004 Bond Referendum (approximately $5.8 million). Funding for the first phase of construction ($20 million - bridge over the CSX Railroad @ Mount Holly Road) was approved in the November 2006 Bond Referendum. An additional $21.5 million was approved in the 2008 Bond Referendum. 

Click here to view the January 2007 postcard.
Click here to view the December 2008 postcard.
Click here to view the March 2010 postcard.
Click here to view the June 2011 newsletter.
 
Real Estate 
The City's Real Estate staff completed the acquisition of the right of way and property easements needed for construction work. 
 
Bid Phase
During the bid phase, final specifications and special provisions were prepared and quantities of material determined.  The City of Charlotte follows the North Carolina state regulations and selects the lowest, responsible bidder. 
 
Construction Phase 
E&PM staff works closely with the contractors and property owners to ensure right of way agreements are followed.
Project Contacts:
Imad Fakhreddin, P.E., Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-7926
Veronica Wallace P.E., Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-7401