While several thoroughfares will not by impacted, such as I-277 lanes in both directions, on ramp to I-277 North from South Boulevard/S. Caldwell Street, S. Caldwell Street both directions, and S. Church Street, the RNC will disrupt the flow of traffic in and around the Queen City in other areas.
The All-Star Game and related events will have a significant impact on Center City, including transit and traffic.
- A number of streets in Uptown and around the Spectrum Center will close beginning the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb 17.
- The Charlotte Transit Center will temporarily relocate to E. 7th Street, next to First Ward Park, from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17.
- Traffic in and around Uptown on Friday afternoon, Feb 15, likely will be heavy. Central Piedmont students and employees should plan accordingly.
- Starting at 5 p.m. each evening from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17, purses, tote bags, and backpacks will not be permitted on the LYNX Blue Line light rail. Riders passing by the 3rd and 7th Street stations will be required to disembark for a security sweep and will be permitted to re-embark once the check has been completed. No trains will stop at the CTC station.
- CMPD anticipates extremely heavy traffic on Independence Boulevard beginning Friday, Feb. 15, and asks that local drivers avoid Uptown if at all possible.
- A link with complete information is here.
Due to inclement weather, Hebron Street at Harper Campus will now be closed for construction and improvements on May 5 and 6.
Please beware of potential traffic congestion and plan your travel to Harper Campus on these dates accordingly.
This Saturday, April 25, CPCC will host its annual Charlotte Skyline Run, a fundraising event that supports student scholarships and other student needs at CPCC.
As a result of the race, several streets around Central Campus will be closed, impacting the commute of students enrolled in Saturday morning classes.
With this in mind, CPCC College Security recommends students arrive on campus early to ensure they can park and get to class on time. Please consider parking in the following locations:
- From the east: Take Independence Blvd. Take the Charlottetowne exit and park in the Facilities Services Parking Lot, located at E. 7th Street and Central Ave. Student Deck 3 or Student Parking Lot 6, next to Memorial Stadium, may be accessible depending on runner traffic.
- From the north, south or west: Park in the Administrative Building parking area. Student Parking Deck 1 and 2 may be more easily accessible after 8:30 a.m.
For parking locations, view the Central Campus map.
RESPECT THE RIDE
Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death for 16 to 24 year olds. And in fact one of the leading reasons of death throughout life! Some of the key factors involved in North Carolina crashes are driver inexperience, driver distractions, driving too fast for conditions, and improper or careless driving.
General Traffic Safety Tips
Don’t drink and drive. Designate a Driver ( Drinking under the age of 21 is illegal)
Avoid sedating medications- check the labels on prescriptions or check with your doctor
Never text while you are driving, it’s the law. Did you know one of the biggest driving distractions that causes crashes for new drivers is eating while driving?
Obey the speed limit. Going too fast gives you less time to react. Speed limits are developed to keep people safe based on the road you are driving, obey them.
Plan ahead, know where you are going and how to get there before you leave. If new to the area, drive common routes before under pressure to get to places to know the risks and conditions on those roads.
Leave early and plan enough time to get to your destination
Always expect the unexpected- the most useful tool in driving is being able to scan for hazards and anticipate other drivers decision making.
Get enough sleep, most adults need 7 to 9 hours to maintain full alertness during the day
Schedule breaks if your driving long distances – about every 100 miles or 2 hours and arrange for a travel companion if possible.
Practice driving in many conditions when you are a driver less than five years, practice is a protective factor.
Tips compiled from national resources by Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention. These tips and information do not guarantee the prevention of death or injury and should not be the only source of information used.
For more on traffic safety, visit www.facebook.com/IRIDESAFECAROLINA.
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 aware 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.
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.
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.
CPCC Central Campus students, tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 25, 2012), races and weekend events near the campus may impact traffic patterns from 7:30 -11 a.m. Traffic may be blocked along Charlottetowne Avenue and also along Torrence Street near student parking deck 2. Student are encouraged to park in student parking deck 1 or 3. For more college parking information, please visit http://ow.ly/ddaAF.
As we gear up for the fall 2012 semester – classes begin August 9 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products are prohibited everywhere at all times. We thank you for your cooperation.
Here are the eight essential things you need to know to be prepared for the new semester:
- Attend class on the first day. View and print your class schedule at My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) or through the Student Portal (http://my.cpcc.edu/). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Note both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday (8/12) is the last day to add a full semester class without prior permission.
- Plan to arrive early to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during the first two weeks of class. Visit http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses for information about each campus.
- Park only in areas designated for CPCC students. Local businesses do enforce towing. Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours and in Central High Room 263 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of school. Decals are also available in the lobby of the Levine IT building on Central Campus from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday (8/9) and Monday (8/13) through Thursday (8/16). Parking decals must be displayed by August 19.
- Use your CPCC Login to access My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to find important information such as residency status, priority registration dates, enrollment verification, critical alert information, your student ID number and much more!
- Pay your tuition by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes. For payment information and due dates visit CPCC Cashiering (http://www.cpcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-payment-dates). Log into My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to view your fall 2012 tuition bill.
- You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.
- Read CPCC Today, your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesday. CPCC Today (http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc-today) covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking and payment to important dates and events.
- Have you received your CPCC Debit Card? If you’re a new curriculum student registered for fall 2012 who receives financial aid, you will receive a CPCC Debit Card. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund only card. Once you receive your card, follow the included instructions and select your refund choice. Keep your card in a safe place even if you do not expect a refund this semester, as there is a replacement card fee.If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/). For more information, visit www.cpccdebitcard.com. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC debit card, please contact Higher One at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.6964.
Your CPCC e-mail account as it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.
We are here to assist you and are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center on your campus.
-Enrollment and Student Services (http://www.cpcc.edu/ess)
Parking at CPCC
This parking article will show you where to park and how to get to all of our campuses. Take a moment to read it and study the campus maps and adjacent streets to plan your best route. Visitor parking is allowed in designated areas.
Fees, North Carolina statutes and codified CPCC regulations:
- Campus Access, Parking and Security fee: The CAPS Fee will cost curriculum students $97 (who are registered for 9 credit hours or more), $73 (8 credit hours or less), and $12 per class for Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) students. No student will be charged more than $97 per semester. Fees are subject to change without notice.
- North Carolina General Statutes 20–37.6: Parking in a handicapped parking space without a handicapped placard (permit) is illegal. Using someone else’s placard when that person is not using the vehicle is also a misdemeanor. Violators will receive up to a $250 citation. If you need a handicapped placard, contact the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for an application. Central Campus handicapped access information is available in the Office of Disability Services, Terrell Building, Second Floor.
- Park only within lined spaces in the appropriate staff or student lot. Cars improperly parked or blocking other cars may receive a parking violation notice or may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Any vehicle receiving more than three notices of parking violations within a semester/term may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Excessive violations may result in a hold being placed on grades and registration.
- Parking violation fees must be paid promptly. Please see instructions on citation. Send appeals to email@example.com.
- On all campuses, you may get answers to parking questions not answered by this brochure at the information center on campus.
- Sharing, exchanging or allowing others to use your parking permit to access CPCC parking lots, is a violation of NC Code. Those caught will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and students can also face disciplinary action for violating CPCC’s Student Code of Conduct.
Student parking permits can be obtained at the following locations at the beginning of the term:
- Cashiering Office (all campuses) during regular business hours
- Central High Building, Room 122 on Central Campus, first two weeks of semester from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Parking decals must be displayed by September 1.
For all campuses
Due to the popularity of morning classes, parking spaces may be difficult to find between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. You can make the task easier by studying the helpful hints and parking instructions that follow.
- Always display your permit.
- Expect parking to be more challenging during the first weeks of each semester.
- Consider scheduling classes in the early morning or the afternoon.
- Consider carpooling with a friend, especially the first few days of classes.
- Instead of driving to campus, ride the bus. Bus schedules are available in the Student Life Center. Bus passes are sold at a discount in the CPCC Bookstore. Consider taking CATS’ Gold Rush which provides a quick connection to the Charlotte Transportation Center and the LYNX Blue Line.
- Many streets surrounding Central Campus are one-way or have medians that restrict turns. Note the location of each parking lot and its best point of access for you.
- All drivers who use Central Campus Lot 31 must pay when exiting the lot.
- For easiest access to Central Campus parking deck #2, enter from N. Torrence Street.
- Arrive on campus early for classes.
- Take the time to visit our beautiful campuses before the first day of classes. Drive around and locate each parking lot; park and walk around the campus using the map to locate the buildings where your classes are scheduled.
- Do not park in off-campus parking lots as area businesses may tow your vehicle.
- Follow Twitter hashtag #cpccparking on Twitter for timely parking updates from @CPCC.
The College Security Officers are here to help you. No matter what kind of situation arises at the College, contacting CPCC’s 24-hour Central Dispatch Station (Facilities Services, 1325 E. 7th Street) is the first step toward resolving problems. As soon as you dial for assistance, a radio call will go out to the nearest security officer. If additional help is needed — fire, police or medic — it can also be immediately dispatched.
- Call 704.330.6911 for emergencies on all campuses.
- Call 704.330.6632 for non-emergencies on all campuses.
- Send anonymous tips using your mobile phone. Text cpcctip and your message to 67283.
1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, 28204– 704.330.2722
- Central Campus parking deck #1 is located at 1300 Elizabeth Ave. 28204.
- Central Campus parking deck #2 is located at 1108 Charlottetowne Ave. 28204. For easiest access, enter Central campus parking deck #2 from Torrence Street.
- Central Campus parking deck #3 is located at 1321 Charlottetowne Ave. 28204
Directions to Central Campus:
- From Charlotte Airport: Exit Airport, left lane to I-85N • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Gastonia: I-85N. Join I-77S • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Monroe: Hwy 74N (Independence Blvd.) right lane • Enter parking deck from Charlottetowne Ave. past Elizabeth Ave. on right.
- From Concord: I-85S. Take right exit 38, immediate left to I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
- From Rock Hill: I-77N • Exit right 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
- From Hickory: Hwy 16S • Join I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Statesville: I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
(formerly North Campus)
11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, 28078 – 704.330.4100
Directions to Merancas Campus: I-77 North • Exit W.T. Harris Boulevard • Left on Statesville Road • Approximately 4 miles right on Verhoeff Road • Entrance to the campus is approximately 1/2 mile on right
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, 28208 – 704.330.4601
Directions to Harris Campus: From the north on I-77 take Hwy. 74 westbound • left on Morris Field Drive • left on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from the south on I-77, exit then right onto Billy Graham Parkway • right on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from I-85 take Billy Graham Parkway toward the airport • left on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive
8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, 28215 – 704.330.4800
Directions to CatoCampus: I-85 North • Exit 45 East – WT Harris Boulevard • Go south 4 miles • Left on Grier Road • Right into campus
315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, 28273 – 704.330.4400
Directions to Harper Campus: I-77 South to Arrowood Road • Left on Arrowood Road • Go approximately 1 mile and Arrowood splits off to Hebron in the right lane at the third stop light • Right into Campus OR South Boulevard (521 South) • Right on Hebron Road • Left into Campus
2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, 28105 – 704.330.4200
Directions to Levine Campus (from Charlotte): Monroe Road East • Left at Campus Ridge Road • Go approximately 1 mile • Entrance to campus on the left OR 74 east past 485 exit • Take next right onto CPCC Lane to Campus Ridge Road and turn right • Go approximately 0.2 miles • Entrance to the campus on the left
All four travel lanes at the intersection of Charlottetowne and Elizabeth Avenues now have “NO TURN ON RED” signs to improve pedestrian safety. Take note of the new signage. Help keep pedestrians safe on campus and avoid points on your license. Running a red light could mean a penalty of three points on your license!