Tuckaseegee, Berryhill, & Thrift Roundabout Construction
NCDOT TIP # C-5538
Project Type: Roundabout construction
Affected Counties: Mecklenburg
Estimated Cost: $ 2,800,000
The NCDOT and the City of Charlotte plan to construct a roundabout where Tuckaseegee, Berryhill, and Thrift Roads meet at what is currently a five-legged intersection in the Bryant Park area.
Proponents of the roundabout, which will serve as a gateway to both the Enderly Park and Bryant Park neighborhoods, suggest that replacing the intersection which currently has stop lights would help improve air quality by reducing idling time at those lights and provide better and safer opportunities for bikes and pedestrians. Additional project components include crosswalks, sidewalks, planting strips for additional street trees, landscaping, decorative lighting and utility relocation.
Some people mistakenly believe roundabouts are synonymous with traffic circles. They are not. Although both are circular, roundabouts are smaller and designed for slower speed traffic (15 to 25 miles per hour). Traffic circles are larger and designed for traffic moving at higher speeds – typically 30 to 50 miles per hour.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2016
- Start Construction – 2017
- End Construction – 2018
It is estimated that more than 15 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently the DOT has set aside $200,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.