Kuykendall Road Improvements

  • Project typeSidewalks
  • Project budget$4.6 million (funded through the South Charlotte Reinvestment Program and the Congestion Mitigation Program)
  • Project phaseDesign

 Part of the Congestion Mitigation Program

Project Overview

This project will add new sidewalk along the west side of Kuykendall Road from Thorn Blade Drive to McKee Road where there is no existing sidewalk. It will also add a right turn lane on Kuykendell Road to McKee Road.

Project Goals

  • To increase connectivity

  • To improve pedestrian safety

  • To alleviate traffic congestion at the intersection of Kuykendall Road and McKee Road

Commonly Asked Questions

Why doesn't the project connect to the sidewalk in front of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church?

The proposed sidewalk will tie to the existing sidewalk approximately 140 feet north of Drayton Hall Lane, which connects to St. Nektarious Greek Orthodox Church. 

Will the project add a crosswalk and pedestrian signal at Kuykendall's intersection with McKee Road?

A crosswalk and pedestrian signal will be installed at the intersection of McKee Road and Kuykendall Road. 

Why isn't the project building sidewalk the entire length of Kuykendall Road?

The funding allocated for this project will allow us to install sidewalk from McKee Road to Drayton Hall Lane. This funding will cover the design, real estate and construction phase for this portion of Kuykendall Road. Following the completion of this project, the remaining section of Kuykendall Road will continue to be evaluated against the other thoroughfares in the City of Charlotte and evaluated for future funding. 

Why will it take so long (3-4 years) to complete this project when it is only 0.5 miles?

Three to five years is a typical range for City of Charlotte sidewalk projects. This timeframe includes survey and design phases, as well as right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations and construction.