CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, state and local dignitaries gathered to commemorate the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of the Charlotte Gateway Station project with a ceremony in Uptown Charlotte.
Phase 1 of the Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) project will include the construction of infrastructure for passenger rail to access the CGS station district. This phase will include the construction of 2,000 feet of rail track, signals, five new bridges, and a rail platform. This phase, which is partially funded through a $30 million Federal TIGER Grant, is also financed through a combination of state and local funds.
This phase of construction, awarded to Crowder Construction Company, is estimated to be completed by 2022.
“This partnership will benefit our state for years to come,” said Jim Trogdon, secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation. “The Charlotte Gateway Station will help better support North Carolina’s economy and provide people safe, reliable and appealing transportation alternatives.”
The City of Charlotte is concurrently working with NCDOT, a hired consultant team and local stakeholders including Charlotte Center City Partners, to procure a private partner for the development of the full station district.
“Collaboration is at the center of this project,” notes Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, “We look forward to working with the private sector in creating an iconic multi-modal station that allows for robust growth in the Queen City.”
The formal Request for Proposals process is expected to begin in late summer 2018. A private partner could be selected as early as December 2018.
For more information about the Charlotte Gateway Station, visit the project website.