East Lovett Street Project Update For July 21, 2017

Reconstruction of the 100 block of East Lovett Street in downtown Charlotte began on Monday, July 17. The first week’s work involved pavement, curb and sidewalk removal.

The photos above show some of the old coal chutes leading to building basements that were discovered under the sidewalks. The contractor will be providing an estimate for blocking these holes and filling them to remove these voids before new sidewalks are poured.

The following is the tentative schedule of activities associated with the project. The order of various tasks is subject to change and delays can occur due to inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

East Lovett Project Schedule

Milling/Asphalt RemovalJuly 17
Curb/Sidewalk RemovalsJuly 18-21
Sanitary Sewer InstallationJuly 24-28
Water Main InstallationJuly 31 - August 4
Storm Sewer InstallationAugust 7-10
Balance SiteAugust 10-14
Building Roadway/ Concrete InstallationAugust 15-18
Hot Mix Asphalt PavingAugust 21-25
Closeout/Rain Days/Unforeseen ConditionsAugust 28-31
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Agenda Packet For Monday, July 24, 2017 City Council Meeting

Citizen Comments
The City Council encourages citizens to express their opinions about actions the Council is considering. For information about submitting comments about matters on the Council’s agenda, please visit the Citizen Comments page.
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Notice of Street Closure

East Lovett Street from Cochran Avenue to Washington Avenue, include the intersection of Lovett Street and Washington Avenue, will be closed through Thursday, August 31 due to street reconstruction.

No Through Traffic!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mikayla Densmore or Amy Gilson at the Department of Public Works, 517-543-8858.

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World Class City Band will be back on the Square July 20

CHARLOTTE — Back by popular demand, World Class City Band will perform during the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series on July 20.  For the third year, the band will appear at Courthouse Square with their large sound featuring big band and horn-driven rock classics.

Of the entire series, this is the largest group presented with a big sound featuring a 7-piece horn section and 5-piece rhythm section.  All the players are professional musicians and nearly all are college trained music majors.

The concerts are Thursday evenings and staged at the downtown 1885 Courthouse Square with no charge for attendance.  This concert is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial of Charlotte.

Under the direction of John Dale Smith, the World Class City Band performs big band music with strong horns, a driving rhythm section, and the desire to take you back to the “Era of Swing”.  The World Class City Band first performed at the Michigan Small Business Convention and was an instant hit for the event.

Following intermission, WCCB will be on a mission to move your souls with Blues Brothers music, Chicago tunes, Motown sounds, and pop classics from the fifties to today. In addition, the band features easy listening favorites designed to appeal to all age groups and musical tastes.

Each member of the group has a colorful musical background including professional performances with world famous entertainers such as The Moody Blues, Mitzi Gaynor, Marvin Hamlish, Maureen McGovern, Sally Struthers, and magician Harry Blackstone.  Some of the musicians have performed at Wharton Center and other venues in Broadway shows such as Evita, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Raincoat, Motown The Musical, The Adams Family, and many others.

Charlotte’s Summer Concert on the Square free music series continues each Thursday evening through the end of August.  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Bring your lawn chair, picnic blanket and non-alcoholic refreshments and enjoy an evening of great music in downtown Charlotte.   Also, be sure to visit the Thursday evening Farmer’s Market at Courthouse Square from 3 p.m. until 7 pm.


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Special Brush Collection Scheduled

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