Traffic barrel report: progress, plans and headaches!

Apr 26, 2016 | Light Rail

Light-rail bridges are taking shape along North Tryon Street.

Light-rail bridges are taking shape along North Tryon Street.

Never complain when someone throws $2.4 billion at you for roads, rail and light rail, right?

OK, so we’ll let you whine when someone’s late for work, or school or … oops, out of gas!

Meanwhile, here is the latest news about road closings, progress and even a major transit planning meeting. Remember, $2.4 billion! We’ll love it when they’re through!

Three views of the roadwork

We have created a new photo spread of the construction and also found these two video links for your education. Enjoy!

  • Photo gallery of North Tryon transit work – We cruised North Tryon Street last week and snapped these photos of the progress. Amazing! VIEW
  • View from inside the light-rail tunnel

    View from inside the light-rail tunnel

    Video of transit tunnel to UNCC – Yes, our light-rail trains will really run through a tunnel to reach campus. Watch the video. VIEW

  • Clay Boulevard makeover, animated – The city plans to remake several streets leading to our light-rail stations to make them more bike- and pedestrian friendly. Check out this animation of plans for Clay Blvd through University Place. Yes, that really is a two-lane bike path! VIEW

Major meeting on light-rail progress and 5-year transit plan

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) invites you to get an update on LYNX Blue Line Extension progress at two information sessions, 6-8 pm May 3 at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church and May 5 at the Oasis Shriners Center at University Place.

Along with telling you about the latest progress building the light-rail line, transit staff will seek your ideas as it puts together the next five-year plan for all forms of transit service in Mecklenburg County.

The presentation will start at 6:15 p.m. Transit staff will be available to talk with you until 8 p.m.

Sugaw Creek Church is at 101 W. Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street. The Oasis Shriners Center is at 604 Doug Mayes Place. LEARN MORE

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