Changes are coming to a highly traveled intersection in downtown Matthews. The intersection of North Trade Street and Matthews Station Street will be undergoing construction this summer 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.
Construction began Monday, June 22, and will end on August 14, assuming summer weather doesn’t create construction delays. There will be temporary vehicle lane reductions in the 200-block of North Trade Street. Walking traffic will also be rerouted during construction.
The first phase of construction will be on the west side of North Trade Street, and the second phase will be on the east side. During the second phase, there will be no direct access to Matthews Station Street from North Trade Street. Customers can get to Matthews Station Street businesses via Old Depot Lane or East Matthews Street during the second phase. The Town of Matthews is working with business owners in the area to lessen the impact on access to businesses.
Survey results from the Downtown Mobility Study conducted by the Town in 2019 showed that citizens overwhelmingly believe this intersection is in need of pedestrian safety improvements.
The construction will be completed by Boggs Construction Inc. Please direct questions about this project to Matthews Town Engineer Susan Habina-Woolard, PE by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at 704-708-1243.