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.