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.

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.