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File #: 15-20295    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/28/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action:
Title: Supplemental Agreement for the I-85 North Bridge Project
Attachments: 1. I-85 North Bridge Project Map, 2. I-85 North Bridge Resolution, 3. FY 2023 Budget Ordinance - I85 North Bridge

Supplemental Agreement for the I-85 North Bridge Project




A.                     Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Supplemental Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to accept Surface Transportation Block Grant funds in the amount of $4,752,000 for the I-85 North Bridge project, and


B.                     Adopt a budget ordinance appropriating $4,752,000 in Surface Transportation Block Grant funds from NCDOT for construction to be used on the I-85 North Bridge project.



Staff Resource(s):

Debbie Smith, Transportation

Johanna Quinn, Transportation

Matt Magnasco, Transportation



§                     The I-85 North Bridge Project is intended to increase connectivity in the University area. The project will construct a new street across I-85 (connecting J.W. Clay Boulevard to Research/David Taylor Drives), construct shared-use paths, and create a gateway into Charlotte.  The project is located in Council District 4.

§                     This project complements the city’s investment in the adjacent J.W. Clay Boulevard Streetscape project by extending it across I-85 into the University Research Park.

§                     The total funding for the I-85 North Bridge project is $42,835,632 and is as follows:

-                     $17,655,632 in Federal funding

§                     $12,903,632 - previously-appropriated funds

§                     $4,752,000 - the subject supplemental agreement

-                     $25,180,000 in city funding from 2014, 2016, and 2018 bond referendum

§                     This format is consistent with past municipal agreements between the city and NCDOT.

§                     Construction is expected to begin in early 2024.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is a Municipal Agreement contract and is exempt (Part A: Appendix 1.27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding: NCDOT Funding





Budget Ordinance