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NCDOT is Hosting Two Public Meetings about the NC 160 Widening Project U-5766

This project proposes to widen a seven-mile section of NC 160 (Steele Creek Road) from the South Carolina Line to I-485 in Charlotte.

Public meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.
Kennedy Middle School
4000 Gallant Lane

 Wednesday​, Aug. 21, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.
Southwest Middle School
13624 Steele Creek Road

The same information will be presented at both meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design.

For more information about this and other upcoming public meetings, visit the NCDOT public meetings web page.

2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and On-Call Consulting Services for CRTPO Request for Qualifications

The City of Charlotte (City) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms/teams (Firms) to provide (A) consulting services for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and (B) on-call consulting services for the Charlotte Region Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO). Firms may submit SOQs for either the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and/or the on-call services. An individual firm may be selected to provide services for one or both projects. The City is seeking firms that are knowledgeable regarding federal regulations in general, and particularly those contained in 23 CFR 450.322; and firms whose combination of experience and expertise will provide timely, professional services to the City. The City reserves the right to enter into one or more contracts with any firm selected under this RFQ process.

Solicitation Number: RFQ2019-412 
Department: Engineering & Property Management 
Category: Professional Services 

Attachments Ad_2050 Metropolitan and On-Call Svcs for CRTPO.PDF 

Pre-Bid Date & Time 8/21/2019 11:00 AM 
Pre-Bid Location Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. 4th Street, Room CH-14 (Basement)
Charlotte, NC 28202 

Bid Due Date & Time 9/12/2019 1:00 PM 
Bid Opening Location Submit/Deliver to: 
City of Charlotte
Department of General Services - City Procurement
531 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Attn: Mene Roming, Contracts Administrator 

For questions please contact Mene Roming, Contracts Administrator
City of Charlotte
Department of General Services - City Procurement
531 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Direct Phone: 704-336-4254
Email: mroming@ci.charlotte.nc.us 

Additional notes: The City plans to contract with one or more firms to provide MTP development services, per USDOT guidelines, and facilitate public involvement. The selected firm(s) will develop a transportation plan that will include both long-range and short-range strategies/actions that will lead to the development of an integrated multi-modal transportation system that facilitates the safe and efficient movement of people and goods while addressing current and future transportation demand. 


Catawba Crossing RFP

The Gaston Cleveland Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) is seeking proposals from qualified planning and/or engineering firms for assistance in the development of a feasibility study to evaluate a potential crossing of the Catawba River providing a third parallel crossing connecting Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties. This effort will be managed by the GCLMPO.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits consultants to provide professional services necessary to complete a feasibility study which will include, but not be limited to: major elements of transportation planning, traffic forecasting, public engagement, market economics, land use, and roadway and bridge conceptual design. The Catawba Crossings Feasibility Study will consist of engaging interested parties in developing and evaluating the purpose and need for a new parallel crossing of the Catawba River. The Feasibility Study will evaluate various bridge cross section types (number of vehicle lanes, type of bicycle and pedestrian access, transit accommodation), potential crossing locations, number of river crossings, etc. Planning level traffic analysis will be performed using Synchro, SimTraffic, or other software to test the alternatives identified to help inform the planning process. The alternatives and analysis will be shared and discussed with the public.

This Request for Proposals does not commit GCLMPO to award a contract. This RFP, or any and all responses received, may be canceled or rejected. The reasons for cancellation or rejection shall be set forth in writing and maintained within GCLMPO’s contract file for this project.

Subconsultants ARE permitted under this contract.

Qualified consulting firms are invited to submit proposals to provide professional planning and engineering services for the Catawba Crossings Feasibility Study. Firms responding to this RFP shall submit:

  • Ten (10) bound copies of the technical proposal and one (1) electronic PDF copy on a USB flash drive.

Proposals must be received at the address below by 3:00 pm August 30, 2019. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Randi Gates, AICP
GCLMPO Administrator
150 S. York Street (physical)
PO Box 1748 (mailing)
Gastonia, NC 28053

N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. Turnpike Authority hosted an I-485 Express Lanes open house on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to give people an opportunity to meet the project team before construction begins this summer.

The project will add an express lane in the median in each direction on I-485 between I-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) to improve traffic flow in this critical transportation corridor. One general purpose lane will also be added to I-485 in each direction between Rea Road and Providence Road. None of the existing lanes will be tolled.  
To further improve traffic flow in the corridor, three other projects will also be built in conjunction with the I-485 Express Lanes. These include:
  • Widening Ballantyne Commons Parkway Bridge in Charlotte; 
  • Building a new interchange at Weddington Road in Matthews; and 
  • Improving the John Street interchange in Matthews. 
For more information about the project, view the Summer 2019 I-485 Express Lane handout
Construction is anticipated to begin this summer, with the project expected to open to traffic in 2022. 

The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. Stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend. Community workshop dates, times, and locations are available on the project website -  https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/public-transit/statewide-strategic-plan/Pages/default.aspx

Next CRTPO Meeting - Wednesday September 18, 2019