|Clark Campbell Transportation Center|
The improvements being made by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to Business 40 will have a significant impact on transportation in the Center City. This project will include removing and replacing pavement, replacing bridges and ramps onto and off of Business 40. The section of Business 40 being improved is located between Fourth Street on the west and Church Street on the east. The project is currently scheduled to start in 2018 and will require Business 40 to be closed for approximately two years. The road currently carries 70,000 vehicles per day. All of this traffic must be detoured during the period the road is closed. Many commuters and visitors will be required to find different routes when traveling into or around the Center City.
Public transit in the Center City should continue to emphasize the use of the Clark Campbell Transportation Center on Fifth Street as a multimodal transportation hub. WSTA and PART bus service as well as future streetcar service should be integrated here, and a direct connection should be provided to any future PART regional rail stations in the Downtown/Center City area.