Charlotte Street

 


Road Diet and Spot Safety Improvement

 

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Numbered from 1 through 6 to indicate planned Charlotte Street Road Diet and safety improvements.

The scope of this project has been designated by City Council. The Capital Improvement project will include a 4 to 3 lane conversion, milling and repaving Charlotte Street from Chestnut to Edwin Street, multimodal bike improvements and spot safety improvements. This project does not include sidewalk, place making, significant stormwater or utility improvements.

View Amended Adoption Resolution Here. The Capital Improvement Project will include milling and repaving Charlotte Street as well as a 4-to-3 lane conversion from approximately Chestnut Street to Edwin Place. Other components of the project include bike access improvements and spot sidewalk safety improvements. This project does not include place making or utility improvements. Council has allocated $1.25 million for the design and construction of this project. The scope of the road diet project and zoning analysis have been
directed by the City Council.
Charlotte Street Road Diet and Safety Improvement Project
(page four for Council direction.)
 

Charlotte Street Road Diet and safety improvements

  1. North and South bound lanes, center turn lane
  2. Beginning North bound bike lane
  3. Ending of South bound bike lane, transitions to shared lane markings (sharrows)
  4. High visibility crosswalks and pedestrian signals
  5. Stamped “brick” asphalt to transition bike lane, provide visual enhancement, and
    “buffer” between traffic and the sidewalk
  6. Green bike boxes for safe bicycle movements

 


Meetings

 

Meetings are being held at The Jewish Community Center at 236 Charlotte Street.

May 1, 2019 -The Charlotte Street Road Diet and Spot Safety Improvement follow-up meeting
February 19, 2019 – Kick-off public meeting on
March 12, 2018 – Meeting Staff Report and Presentation Slides

 


Timeline

 

The timeline for zoning evaluation and the road diet projects will be separate.

Fall 2019 – Construction is scheduled to begin for the road diet project.

Summer 2019 – The design team will finalize the construction drawings for the road diet project and it will go to bid.

 


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Charlotte Street Google Earth View

Zoning

 

The City is currently evaluating and may potentially adjust the existing zoning and overlay district along the Charlotte Street corridor to help guide future growth in a way that builds on the neighborhoods identity and aligns with the community’s plans and City goals. It is anticipated a zoning strategy will be determined in late spring / early summer of 2019 and will be presented to the public along with next steps if applicable.

 

 

 


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Contact Information

 

Several City departments are supporting this project including the Strategic Development Office in the department of Community and Economic Development, Capital Projects, Planning and Urban Design and Transportation staff.

 


Updated 11/04/2019

 


 

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