CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte City Council has approved a grant application for a pedestrian brdige over Independence Boulevard.
During Monday's city council meeting, council members voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to submit an application for a TIGER 2017 Grant Agreement for the Cross Charlotte Trail Pedestrian Bridge over Highway US 74.
The projected total pedestrian bridge project will cost up to $16.7 million:
- $1.9 million (planning, design, construction administration, inspection, and testing)
- $12.5 million (construction cost for the bridge and trail approaches)
- $2.3 million (project contingency)
The project will construct a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the U.S. Highway 74 and Interstate-277 interchange to connect the Cross Charlotte Trail (Little Sugar Creek Greenway) from 7th Street to 10th Street completing a significant gap in the greenway system.
The city is partnering with Mecklenburg County to develop this 30+ mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch from the Town of Pineville, through Center City and on to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus and the Cabarrus County line.
Final applications for new TIGER Discretionary Grants must be submitted by Oct. 16, 2017.
TIGER Discretionary Grants, short for Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery, are authorized and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for transportation infrastructure projects.