Today at 10am a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the S Tryon Street Conversion Project took place with reprentatives from City Council, City Staff, NC DOT, Charlotte Center City Partners and South End. The purpose of the project was to create a comfortable and accessible connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Uptown and South End on S. Tryon Street. The main focus was the Tryon St. bridge over I-277 but work also included improvements to S Church St. The project included the addition of bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and pedestrian lighting.
The second and third images are a before and after so you can see just how terrible it used to be to cross this overstreet bridge. Today it is a seemless and welcoming transition between Uptown and South End. Great work!
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South Tryon Street Conversion Project Grand Opening
WHO: David Howard, Charlotte City Council
Danny Pleasant, Charlotte Department of Transportation
Michael Smith, Charlotte Center City Partners
Rick Thurmond, Chair of the South End Board Committee
WHAT: Completion of the South Tryon Street Conversion Project
This project includes:
Addition of bicycle lanes in both directions
Widening of sidewalks on bridge
Installation of railing
Addition/replacement of curb ramps
Installation of enhanced pedestrian lighting
New decorative lighting
New signal at Morehead Street
Cost: $2 million for design and construction
WHERE: South Tryon Street at I-277 bridge
WHEN: June 19, 2012 at 10 a.m.
WHY: The project was designed to create a comfortable and accessible connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Uptown and South End along Tryon Street.