Old Charlotte Rd/Swink St SW Sidewalk Construction
The Transportation Department is excited to announce two upcoming sidewalk construction projects which will provide connectivity from US HWY-601 to the Hartsell Recreation Center via Old Charlotte Rd and Swink St SW. The Swink St SW portion of the project has been awarded to RAM Pavement, and will begin in May 2022. The Old Charlotte Rd section is still awaiting final approval before a start date is determined. Both sections will be constructed within 90-days of the project start date. Potential lane closures and detours will be communicated to local residents and motorists as these projects progress.
Lincoln St SW Bridge Replacement
The Lincoln Street bridge (#120320) over Irish Buffalo Creek has been identified as requiring immediate repair. Due to its current condition, the bridge has been closed to ensure the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Design for the replacement bridge is underway, with utility relocation and right of way acquisition anticipated to begin in 2024. The bridge is being designed to accommodate flood conditions, as well as a future greenway crossing. Construction is anticipated to be completed, and the bridge reopened, in 2025. Please see the map below for details regarding traffic detours.
The Pedestrian Improvement Program (PIP) is a City wide initiative to indentify sidewalk needs and enhance pedestrian connectivity. Missing sidewalk segments are scored based upon criteria related to safety, connectivity and pedestrian generators. The overall score guides the prioritizeation of future sidewalk project areas within the City of Concord as funding allows.
In 2019, the City approved increasing the funding for PIP projects from one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars to five-hundred thoursand dollars annually in order to increase the effectiveness of the program. Since this funding change, the Transportation Department has identified the first top priority project area under the new scoring methodology, located around the Glenn Center and the Boys and Girls club near downtown Concord. The sidewalk design contract has already been awarded and project will be ready to undergo construction as funds become available.
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