Construction on Central Campus to Impact Charlottetowne Ave.

Construction of the Charlottetowne at 5th Classroom Building, on Central Campus will require the closure of one lane of Charlottetowne Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to 5th Street. Closure of the right lane, the lane closest to the building site, will begin Feb. 24, and last about six weeks.

The sidewalk along Charlottetowne will be shifted into the closed lane and separated from traffic by protective barriers. Traffic delays during peak times are expected. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience.

Central Campus Traffic Alert

Please be alert of ongoing street work connected to the Gold Line Trolley Car project. From Dec. 5 to at least Dec. 19, the right lane of Elizabeth Avenue, in both directions, will be closed at Pease Lane and the Overcash Building. Be Pease Ln. Stop Locations Mapaware this street work will likely slow traffic and make turning onto Pease Lane from Elizabeth Avenue more difficult. If possible, students and employees driving vehicles should consider alternate routes. If you do drive through this area, please take special care to watch for pedestrians.

Central Campus Construction Updates

Central High Parking Lot Now Open Construction

Parking lot #4, located behind the Central High Building on Central Campus, is now open and features 88 CPCC student and visitor parking spaces, 10 handicapped-accessible spaces and two motorcycle spaces.

The lot has been closed since July 2014 for major reconstruction work. Since that time, construction crews have modernized the space, adding:

  • concrete curbs/gutters and sidewalks.
  • asphalt pavement, striping and wheel stops.
  • a perimeter block retaining wall along Kings Drive.
  • a new entry plaza, with brick pavers and benches.
  • a metal screen wall and gate at service court.
  • new, 30-foot parking lot pole lights, provided by Duke Energy.
  • new trees and landscaping.

Lot #4 is located off of Pease Lane, and may be accessed from Kings Dr. or Elizabeth Ave. For directions, view the Central Campus map


Elizabeth Ave. on Central Campus now open

Elizabeth Ave., from Charlottetowne Ave. to Kings Dr., on CPCC¹s Central Campus is now open. All traffic is now permitted to use Elizabeth Ave. as a thoroughfare.


Please note: Elizabeth Ave. is still closed past the Kings Dr. intersection to traffic travelling westbound toward uptown Charlotte.


To see a detailed traffic map of Central Campus, please click here.


Kings Dr. Reopened Near Central Campus

Kings Drive is now open; however, Elizabeth Ave. will remain closed until at least Nov. 23.

Elizabeth Ave. is still open for handicapped and drop-off traffic only.  All other traffic can use East 4th St. and E. 7th St. to access Kings Dr. until construction on Elizabeth Ave. is completed.

Stay tuned for additional construction updates through the Communicator.

Be Alert for Central Campus Traffic Congestion Starting Oct. 18

CPCC students: Remember that North Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street beginning Oct. 18, so the City of Charlotte can install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive. Construction

This closure will impact traffic on Elizabeth Avenue as well. 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.

During construction, we encourage you to leave early to allow for traffic delays. 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.

Lane Closure on Elizabeth Ave. to Disrupt Traffic Flow Beginning March 3


To accommodate water line and storm water construction related to the Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project, the 900 to 1100 block of Elizabeth Avenue between Kings Drive and McDowell Street will be reduced to a single lane of travel in each direction starting Sunday, March 3, 2013, until further notice. Construction

Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.

Access to businesses will be maintained.

CATS bus routes will be affected.


For more information about the Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project construction, contact  Tonia Wimberly, Engineering and Property Management, at 704.353.1931.

For more information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704.336.3905 or Troy Baker, CDOT, at 704.309.9629.


Update on Kings Drive Construction Project Near Central Campus

the 200 block of North Kings Drive between Elizabeth Avenue and Central Avenue closed February 19 and reopened on Feb. 26 at 6 a.m.

  • Due to unexpected utility conflicts, one southbound curb lane on North Kings Drive between Elizabeth Avenue and Central Avenue will remained closed until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6 p.m. Motorists can detour using Elizabeth Avenue, North McDowell Street and East Seventh Street. Access to businesses will be maintained.CATS bus routes will be affected.


For more information about the Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project construction, contact Tonia Wimberly, Engineering and Property Management, at 704.353.1931.

For more information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704.336.3905.

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.



Traffic to be Impacted Near Central Campus Feb. 19 – 25

Please be advised that the City of Charlotte will be starting the next section of the trolley project along Elizabeth Avenue.  The intersections at Kings Drive and Elizabeth Avenue, along with the intersection at 7th Street and Kings Dr., will be effected starting February 19, 2013, to February 25, 2013. This work is required to install the underground utilities. Directional barricades will be installed to direct vehicular traffic as needed.

Street Closure Near Central Campus Dec. 3-12, 2012

Please be advised that starting on December 3, 2012, and continuing through December 12, 2012, the intersection at Kings Drive and Elizabeth Avenue will be closed in all four directions. The City of Charlotte along with Char-Meck Utility Department will be installing new sewer lines to support the next phase of the Street Car Project. The city will be installing directional barriers as required.

Gold Rush – Red Line (Presbyterian to CTC) – will use the regular route to Elizabeth & Charlottetowne, detour via Charlottetowne Ave. and 4th St., and resume the regular route. Stops will be out of service on Elizabeth Ave. closest to CPCC, or between Charlottetowne Ave. and McDowell St. The closest Gold Rush stops to CPCC will be either across Charlottetowne Ave. on Elizabeth Ave. near Torrence St. or inside theI-277 Loop on 4th St. near the County Courthouse and Government Center.

Gold Rush – Red Line (CTC to Presbyterian) – will use the regular route to Trade & McDowell, take McDowell to 3rd, take 3rd to Charlottetowne, take Charlottetowne to Elizabeth Ave. and resume route to Presbyterian. Stops will be out of service at the Aunt Stella Center and CPCC, or between McDowell Street and Charlottetowne Ave. The closest stop to the Aunt Stella Center will be in front of the County Jail. The Gold Rush stops to CPCC will be either inside the I-277 loop on Trade St. in front of the County Jail or across Charlottetowne Ave. on Elizabeth Ave. at Torrrence St.

For more information on other mass transit lines that are impacted by the construction, please click here.