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CATS light rail meeting Tuesday

Charlotte Area Transit System will host two meetings this month, including one Tuesday night, to provide an update on the extension of the light rail line into north Charlotte.

Demolition and advanced utility relocation work is scheduled to start within the next month or two, according to CATS officials, and people will see temporary signs and fencing, grading and new retaining walls.

At the meetings, people will be able to see samples of the temporary signs that will be used, and they can ask questions about the project. The Blue Line Extension will stretch 9.3 miles, from uptown to the UNC Charlotte campus. There will be 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities.

The line is expected to begin operations in 2017.

“We understand construction will cause some disruptions, so we are sharing information about how to stay informed and who to contact when you have questions,” said Danny Rogers, project director of the light rail extension.

Tuesday’s meeting is 6-8 p.m. at the Oasis Shriners Center, 604 Doug Mayes Place.

The other meeting is 6-8 p.m. May 30 at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 West Sugar Creek Road.

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