City to Close Kings Drive Oct. 21

The City of Charlotte has announced Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street starting Oct. 21, and remain closed for several weeks, to install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings. Construction Map

This closure will have a major impact on vehicular traffic on and around Central Campus. The map below shows the traffic flow during the construction project.

The construction project will force students and employees to plan accordingly. Getting in and out of Central Campus parking areas likely will take more time.

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During construction, only one lane of Elizabeth Ave. will remain open for HANDICAPPED AND DROP-OFF TRAFFIC ONLY.

How will this work? Only the westbound lane of Elizabeth will be open from Charlottetowne Ave., to Pease Lane, at which point all traffic will be directed right onto Pease Lane, connecting drivers to N. Kings Drive and then E. 7th St.

CATS service will not be interrupted; however, the CATS bus stop near Central High and the Overcash Building will be unavailable.

Students: Please leave early to allow for any traffic delays during this time. An updated Central Campus map will be posted on the CPCC website just prior to Oct. 18, and will remain up until Kings Drive reopens.

 

Road Closure at Davidson and Trade Streets Jan. 27 – Feb. 24, 2014

The intersection of Trade Street and Davidson Street will close Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate utility relocation Constructionrelated to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1. Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

Motorists on northbound Davidson Street can use East Fourth Street, South Caldwell Street and East Fifth Street as a detour. Motorists on Southbound Davidson Street can use East Sixth Street, North Brevard Street,  East Fifth Street, North Caldwell Street and East Third Street as a detour.

Local access will be maintained.
CATS will be affected.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned.  When this occurs,City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.
 
Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time.  It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.
 
Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers should double their following distance.