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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for S Tryon St Conversion

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!

BEFORE

AFTER

   

Contact: Michelle Gutt, Corporate Communications & Marketing

704-353-1157 work   980-322-4421 cell  mgutt@charlottenc.gov

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.

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