Light rail service will be shut down north of the Scaleybark station Saturday and Sunday, and the light rail crossing at Clanton Road and South Boulevard also will be closed due to construction.
The Charlotte Area Transit System’s Lynx line will run only from the southern end of the line, the I-485 station, up to the Scaleybark Station. Transportation to areas north of Scaleybark, all the way to uptown, will be provided by CATS bus. Service will end at the Charlotte Transportation Center, with no service to Seventh Street Station.
This service change will be in effect Saturday and Sunday, so crews can work on a vehicular crossing to connect Poindexter Drive with South Boulevard and Youngblood Avenue.
“The new grade crossing will add an east-west connection and enhance the local street network serving new residential developments adjacent to the light rail line,” said Tina Votaw, CATS’ transportation planner.
Light rail stations that are closed will have signs directing riders to the nearest bus stops. Buss operating this connector service will have signs saying “Lynx Connector.”
Regular service will resume Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the light rail crossing at Clanton Road and South Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. CATS will be conducting work on the light rail power system north of South Boulevard. Detours will be marked for motorists.