Sunset/Beatties Ford CNIP

Program Overview

The Sunset/Beatties Ford CNIP area includes several established communities in a high-growth area of north and northwest Charlotte. It was chosen due to the opportunities for development, redevelopment and leveraging of existing assets within the community. These projects seek to create impactful change in the community to help people better access jobs, transportation and recreation.

Program Updates

Lakeview Road and Reames Road Intersection Improvement (May 10, 2023) - Sidewalk construction between Beatties Ford Road and Rego Street is complete. The contractor is working on the intersection of Lakeview Road and Reames Road. The intersection is scheduled to be closed for approximately three weeks in the summer of 2023. Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution when traveling through the area.

Project construction is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2023. Landscaping is scheduled for early 2024. 

Beatties Ford Road/Sunset Road Pedestrian Improvements, Phase 1 (April 19, 2023) - This project is at final design. Utility markups are being reviewed with the project team's utility team. Once this review is complete, the consultant will submit the design plans for review and signoff by city staff. The project will then enter the bid phase, during which the city uses a competitive bidding process to procure the services of a contractor to build the project. By state law, the construction contract is awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Construction is expected to start in late 2024.

Peachtree Hills Sidewalk (July 20, 2022) - Fiber optic relocation has been delayed again and is now anticipated to be complete by August 2022. Once that is complete, the city can start construction on the remainder of the Oakdale Road Farm-to-Market Improvements Phase 1 project. This work needs to be complete before the Peachtree Hills sidewalk project team can perform their work. Due to continued material shortages and long lead times, the estimated construction completion of the Oakdale Road FTM project is now anticipated to be mid-2023. Once that work is completed, work can begin on the Peachtree Hills sidewalk project, which is anticipated to be complete by end of 2023. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working diligently to complete the construction in this area. Thank you for your patience.

Current Projects

Beatties Ford Road/Sunset Road Pedestrian Improvements, Phase 1

Status: Design

Project Cost: $8.55 million

Project Contacts

Lamar Davis, Engineering Project Manager
General Services

Jamila Freelain, MPA
Northwest Community Engagement Liaison
Housing & Neighborhood Services

Project Overview

This project will improve accessibility in and around the Hornets Nest Park area. Sidewalks will be added to Beatties Ford Road and Sunset Road, and a traffic signal will be installed at the Beatties Ford Road/Trinity Road intersection, for a total length of 3.5 miles. The project extends along Sunset Road from Day Lily Lane to Beatties Ford and will include storm water drainage improvements, new sidewalks and wheelchair ramps on the north side of Sunset Road.

The nearby Sunset Road and Peachtree Road Intersection Project is funded and built by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This project will provide new wheelchair ramps, pedestrian signals, a traffic signal and a turning late that will allow vehicles to turn on to Peachtree Road while traveling along Sunset Road from Beatties Ford Road. 

Project Goals

  • to improve accessibility to parks

  • to connect neighborhoods

  • to improve pedestrian/bicycle safety

  • to offer transportation choices

Public Involvement

The project team has engaged in the following public involvement activities:

  • Nov. 14, 2017 drop-in public meeting at Hornets Nest Park
  • Nov./Dec. 2018 - Project newsletter
  • July/Aug. 2019 - Second public meeting to share preliminary design plans 

Lakeview Road and Reames Road Intersection Improvement

Status: Construction

Project Cost: $10 million

Project Contacts

Imad Fakhreddin, Senior Engineering Project Manager
General Services

Cherie Grant, Community & Commerce Specialist
Housing & Neighborhood Services

Project Overview

This project will improve the intersection of Lakeview Road and Reames Road and provide a sidewalk on Lakeview Road from Reames Road to Beatties Ford Road. Lakeview Road is expected to have higher traffic volumes and different travel patterns due to the new "direct connect" interchange with I-77 being constructed as a part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation I-77 express lanes project. This project will address this projected increase in traffic volume at the intersection. 

Project Goals

  • To improve the function of the intersection
  • To improve safety for all modes of traffic
  • To improve pedestrian and bicycle access to Hornets' Nest Park
  • To enhance transit access and coordinate with the NCDOT I-77 express lanes project

Public Involvement

Extensive community engagement and outreach took place in connection with the Sunset/Beatties Ford Road CNIP planning process.

Public meetings occur throughout the planning phase to introduce residents to the project and get their feedback. The following public meeting dates have taken place for this project:

  • March 1, 2017 at Hornets Nest Elementary School
  • November 1, 2016 at Lakeview Elementary School


Peachtree Hills Sidewalk

Status: Construction

Project Cost: $2.5 million

Project Contacts

Jonathan Hamrick, Project Manager
General Services

Project Overview

This project was selected by both the community and the City as part of the Sunset/Beatties Ford Road CNIP planning process. Extensive community engagement and outreach took place in 2015 to determine the goals and projects that would move forward under the Sunset/Beatties Ford Road CNIP. .

This project proposes to construct sidewalk in three locations within the Peachtree Hills area:

  1. Along Peachtree Road from Crandon Drive to Oakdale Road

  2. Along Beam Lake Drive

  3. Along Oak Drive from Oakdale Road to an existing sidewalk connection

Project Goals

  • To increase and improve pedestrian safety

  • To improve neighborhood livability and promote transportation choices

Public Involvement

With direction from Charlotte City Council, project teams seek input from the community in order to build better projects and provide better services. Often, this input comes from the public involvement process used when building capital projects. Neighborhood public meetings are conducted by project teams and consultants in order to solicit ideas from nearby businesses and residents affected by the project and identify their concerns. Upcoming meetings will be posted on the project web page, and affected residents will receive a postcard in the mail.