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Traffic and Lane Closures on Patton Ave.

Currently, there is a two-lane closure on Patton Ave. between Grove St. and Pearl St. Beginning Monday, July 1, the two-lane closure will be shortened to be between Grove St. and S. Ann St.

A portion of Patton Avenue and connecting streets will be closed the nights of July 18 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. To ensure crew and community safety, Patton Avenue from Grove Street to N. Ann Street will be fully closed.

The following street sections will be closed to through traffic (open only for business and resident access):

  • Carter Street from Patton Avenue to Haywood Street
  • North French Broad Avenue from Patton Avenue to Otis Street
  • South French Broad Avenue from Patton Avenue to Hilliard Avenue

Work will be carried out overnight to minimize disruption to area businesses and residents. 

Detour signs will be posted at Otis Street and Clingman Avenue. Please see the map of the detour area. As with any construction project, work can be impacted by weather, causing additional delays.  See maps below.

2 lane closure of cartermap arial view




Moderate to heavy rain storms create localized flooding near the intersection of Carter St., Patton Ave., and S. Ann St.  A new stormwater system will be constructed within the public right-of-way on Patton Ave. that connects existing stormwater systems on Carter St. and N. French Broad Ave. to the existing storm system on Pearl St. via S. Ann St.  New inlets along Patton Ave., Carter St., and S. Ann St. will provide additional street drainage to reduce ponding and the associated spraying of vehicles and pedestrians during storms.

Improvements being made throughout this project:

  • Reduced area flooding and stormwater system upgrades
  • New ADA-accessible sidewalks on Patton Ave.
  • New high-visibility crosswalks in the project area
  • Street resurfacing with manhole utility cover adjustments
  • Lamp posts in keeping with existing historic style
  • Planting trees on Patton Ave. more suited to thrive in an urban setting. (The trees will be replaced in the fall during their optimal planting season.)

Pedestrian safety improvements will be made to the intersection of Patton Ave. and Clingman Ave. in coordination with NCDOT. Additional ADA accessibility improvements will be made to the sidewalks along Patton Ave. 

This project is being performed by the Public Works Stormwater Division in advance of scheduled resurfacing of this portion of Patton Ave., in coordination with the Public Works Streets Division.



  • February: Issued Request For Qualifications (RFQ) and selected design consultant
  • December: Contract start date


  • March: Due diligence & existing conditions analysis completed
  • Summer: Preliminary design
  • Fall: Design development, construction drawings, easements
  • Fall: Community questions and outreach via publicinput.com


  • Spring: Additional scope of ADA improvements at Clingman intersection added
  • Fall: Additional scope of ADA improvements to Patton Ave. sidewalks and driveways
  • Winter: 2021 / 2022 Final Design


  • Summer: A walking tour and virtual information session were held as part of community outreach. 
  • Winter: Community outreach for anticipated construction schedule. 
  • December: Contractor started construction. 


  • Spring/Summer: Installation of storm system along S. Ann St., and along Patton Ave. from S. Ann St. to Carter St. completed. 
  • Fall: Reconstruction of sidewalk along south side of Patton Ave. completed.
  • Winter: Subsurface utility exploration and engineering revision completed.


  • March: Construction will resume on Patton Ave. to install catch basins west of N. Ann St. Reconstruction of sidewalk along north side of Patton Ave. to begin.
  • June: Water Main reconnection
  • July: Carter St. and Patton Ave. intersection stormwater installation
  • August: French Broad Ave. stormwater installation
  • September: Pearl St. and Patton Ave. intersection stormwater installation
  • October: Carter St. stormwater installation
  • November: Paving of Patton Ave, Carter St., and Ann St.. Tree planting
  • December: Project completion

Click here to view Overall Storm Drainage Plan


Contact Information

Nicole Peterson, Project Manager

Stormwater Services


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