Wednesday July 22, 2020

Lane closing on Corban, Church streets for Courthouse project

Church-Corban Closure

As part of the Cabarrus County Courthouse Construction project, a lane of Corban and Church streets will be closed to accommodate various project activities.

The closure, which begins on July 27, will affect traffic on Church Street between Means Avenue and Corban Avenue and on Corban Avenue between Church and Union streets. The closure will take up the lane closest to the courthouse side of the streets.

Thru traffic will be passable in both directions during the closure.

Following several weeks of work inside the existing Courthouse, crews will soon begin demolishing the annex to make way for the footprint of the new building, according to Cabarrus County Area Manager of Operations Kyle Bilafer.

The closed lane will provide space for materials from both the annex demolition and replacement construction and accommodate deliveries and other daily activities.

The lane will remain closed permanently through the end of 2022.

Plans for the 250,000-square-foot Courthouse renovation/expansion include the relocation of the courthouse entrance from Union Street to a pedestrian plaza built on the former Means Avenue. This will allow for better access from Church and Union streets and create a hub for downtown Concord activity.

The project will also update the existing Courthouse, a 50-year-old building that couldn’t accommodate the increase in court traffic in recent years.

A virtual groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 4:30 p.m. and will be viewable on the County’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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