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Workers installed bridge sides on the Hawthorne Avenue bridge this summer.
Charlotte Area Transit System

City Council members raised questions Monday about construction delays on Charlotte's $150 million Gold Line streetcar project.

Hawthorne Lane bridge
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The opening of the Hawthorne Lane bridge over Independence Boulevard to vehicle traffic has been delayed -- again.

Gold Line track has been installed in the roadway along West Trade Street uptown.
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Area Transit System says the $150 million Lynx Gold Line streetcar project remains behind schedule, but service could start in January. CATS blames the contractor for delays that previously pushed back the start from this fall. 

Wrong-sized girders on the Hawthorne Lane bridge project delayed work. Now it's delayed again, until July or August 2020.
David Boraks / WFAE

The Hawthorne Lane bridge over Independence Boulevard won't open this month as scheduled. Charlotte Area Transit System says work is behind schedule again and the bridge won't open until late July or early August.  

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The second phase of Charlotte’s streetcar will open by the end of this year, Charlotte Area Transit System chief executive John Lewis said Tuesday.

Wrong-sized girders on the Hawthorne Lane bridge project delayed the bridge's reopening until April.
David Boraks / WFAE

Work gets back on track this week on the Hawthorne Lane bridge over Independence Boulevard after wrong-sized steel girders slowed the project to a crawl. The news comes not a moment too soon for neighbors and nearby businesses. 

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Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar opened four years ago, but the Charlotte Area Transit System announced Tuesday that it’s shutting the entire line down for more than 18 months starting June 3.

The Gold Line phase 2 project adds stops west of uptown and east of the current terminus at Hawthorne Avenue and Fifth Street.
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Construction has halted on the Hawthorne Avenue bridge over Independence Boulevard that's part of the city's Gold Line streetcar extension project. Charlotte Area Transit system says steel girders were made the wrong size.

CATS Blue Line train
WFAE

Service on the LYNX Blue Line will return to normal beginning Monday morning, Charlotte Area Transit System says. 

Firefighters say the Party Rock Wildfire near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure has been fully contained, thanks in part to 0.4 inches of rain that fell Monday night through Tuesday. Firefighting crews have begun packing up and dismantling their fire camps Tuesday morning as they head for home. 

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state.