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This Week at NCDOT: Charlotte Gateway Station, Litter Sweep Volunteers, Bike to School Day


RA​LEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

New Charlotte Gateway Station

State and local officials are moving forward on plans for Charlotte’s multimodal transportation hub.

NCDOT’s Rail Division is leading Phase 1 of the planning, design and construction of Charlotte’s Gateway Station. Phase 1 is targeted for completion in 2023.

To date, the canopy foundations and several bridges that will support the railroad tracks are nearly finished while work is progressing on the platform, concourse wall, and the station baggage ramps.

The City of Charlotte is leading Phase 2 with developer Gateway Partners for the large mixed-use development and station. The station will bring together in downtown Charlotte bus, streetcar, taxi and ridesharing, bicycle and pedestrian, and passenger rail services together in downtown Charlotte. 

The entire project is scheduled to be complete and open to the public in 2025.

Thank You, Litter Sweep Volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Month and NCDOT wants to thank every volunteer who helped collect trash along state-maintained roads during the Spring Litter Sweep

Volunteers were a key part of this year’s success. More than 5 million pounds of litter has been removed from roadsides since the beginning of the year, including all the litter cleaned up during the two-week litter sweep in April.

Litter is unsightly, costs millions of dollars to clean up and can hurt the environment, tourism and the state’s quality of life. Let’s keep this positive momentum going.

Everyone should do their part by:

  • Securing their loads before driving;

  • Holding onto trash until it can be disposed of properly; and

  • Recycling when possible.

Bike to School Day

It’s time to dust off your bicycle helmets, because next week is National Bike to School Day. On May 5, no matter where learning is happening, families, neighborhoods and schools are encouraged to bike to school. The event brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to schools.


4/30/2021 8:27 AM