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Old Posted Sep 2, 2019, 6:06 PM
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Uptown/South End I-277 Pedestrian Bridge finally funded

U.S. Bank will help fund the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 277, Center City Partners said Wednesday, as local leaders look to connect uptown with South End.

As the lead sponsor, the bank will contribute $1 million to the estimated $11.5 million bridge, which will cross the interstate between South College Street and South Boulevard. There are also local and state funds for the project — the city will pay $3.1 million, the N.C. Department of Transportation is kicking in $3.3 million and Mecklenburg County will contribute $3.1 million.
Design work is expected to start this year, with construction beginning by summer 2021. The bridge was cut from the Blue Line’s plans prior to its opening in 2007 to save money. The trail runs for miles along the light rail, but pedestrians and cyclists have to get on a bridge with heavy car traffic over I-277 to get into uptown.

Convention Center/Stonewall Pedestrian Bridge updated renderings.
CLT Development
Aug 22
A lot has been discussed the past 24 hrs about bridging the gap from
2 Uptown. But less so about where you go from there. The next link involves
& the convention center, where another bridge is planned with links to Stonewall.

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