Congestion Mitigation Program

Program Overview

Charlotte’s growing population puts added stress on the city’s transportation network in the form of congestion. This new program is intended to help mitigate congestion and improve traffic flow in targeted areas through small-scale, quick infrastructure projects. Projects could include adding turn lanes at intersections, extending existing lanes, or making new road connections to enhance the street grid. Initial funding is dedicated to projects in the Steele Creek, South Charlotte, and University City areas.

Current Projects

In Progress icon - This project is in progress Arrowood at Whitehall Commons Intersection (in progress)

In Progress icon - This project is in progress Kuykendall Road Improvements (in progress)

In Progress icon - This project is in progress North Tryon Street Left Turn Lane at University City Boulevard (in progress)

In Progress icon - This project is in progress Sharon Road at Eastburn Drive Improvements (in progress)

In Progress icon - This project is in progress Steele Creek Road (in progress)

In Progress icon - This project is in progress W.T. Harris Boulevard & Sugar Creek Road Right-Turn Lanes (in progress)

Program Funding

  • $6,700,000 in previously-approved Short-Term Road Congestion funding 
  • $7,612,000 in voter-approved 2020 Transportation Bonds

Program Map

A map of high-congestion intersections, indicated by red dots, and yellow boxes, indicating targeted capacity investment areas. The boxes are located in University City, Steele Creek and South Charlotte.