Central Avenue corridor will again be partially closed after Thanksgiving weekend

A main Charlotte corridor connecting Plaza Midwood to the neighboring Midtown and Cherry communities will again be partially closed for construction — the second time traffic has been affected in the area in the past nine months.

This time, Central Avenue will be closed through the holidays and into the new year, Charlotte’s Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Traffic will likely overtake the 0.3-mile stretch from Prospect Street to Louise Avenue when the four-lane road is reduced to one lane in each direction from Monday, Nov. 27 to Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Crews will be moving power lines hanging above the area underground, according to CDOT.

The closures will affect homes, banks and several businesses in the area — including Skyla Credit Union, Lunchbox Records, Two Scoops Creamery and Seventh Sin Tattoo.

Two blocks away, Charlotte Water crews in February closed Central Avenue at Hawthorne Lane — near Overton Row Apartments and Moo & Brew — to repair pipes. The project was anticipated to be done in two weeks, but crews later announced it would take more than a month to complete.

In July 2022, crews closed that same intersection when a different pipe leak allowed 14,400 gallons of sewage to spill into Little Sugar Creek.