Posted on Saturday June 20, 2020
The intersection of N. Trade Street and Matthews Station Street will be undergoing construction to improve pedestrian safety. Project set to begin June 22.
Matthews, NC – Changes are coming to a highly traveled intersection in downtown Matthews. The intersection of N. Trade Street and Matthews Station Street will be undergoing construction to improve pedestrian safety.
The project, which has been in development since 2017, will raise the intersection, extend the curb, and create hi-visibility crosswalks. Lighting improvements have recently been installed at this intersection. Click here to view an illustration of the project.
Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 22, and end on August 14 (weather dependent). There will be temporary vehicle lane reductions in the 200-block of N. Trade Street. Walking traffic will also be rerouted during construction. The Town of Matthews is reaching out to business owners in the area to lessen the impact on access to their businesses.
Survey results from the Downtown Mobility Study conducted by the Town in 2019 showed that citizens overwhelmingly reported this intersection is in need of pedestrian safety improvements.
The construction will be completed by Boggs Construction Inc.