Lane Closures – Expect Delays – Rama Road near Monroe Road

Lane Closed


Beginning 7:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, the northbound right two lanes of Rama Road approaching the Monroe Road intersection will be closed to traffic. While one northbound lane will remain open, motorists should expect congestion and delays. Plan accordingly. The lane closures will continue until 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 13. (Updated 5/3/16)


Rama Road Lanes Closed


Several weeks ago, MoRA told you about the utility relocation work that was delaying the opening of Idlewild Rd at Independence. You may have noticed new grading on the Meridian side of the intersection. Work on the pump station at that corner has necessitated this lane closure. It should be noted that this is just part of the utility work that will be required.


For additional information about this closure, contact Scott Williams, Charlotte Water Construction Inspector at 704-995-7490, or Bill Greentaner, CDOT Project Manager, at 704-336-7308.




A contract for the larger intersection project is being finalized and includes ample opportunity for community input. That project could include sidewalks, bike lanes and more. MoRA will notify you of all community meetings as well as any additional ways to give your input as that planning begins.


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Knights Cities Challenge Results


Thank you for following along with us throughout this process. The results of this year’s Knight Cities Challenge are in. We, at Monroe Road Advocates, would like to congratulate our fellow finalists for winning this year’s challenge. This year’s winning Charlotte projects are:

Crown Townhall

Can Do Signs

Queen City Quiz Show

For more details, check out this blog post at the Knight Foundation’s website:

37 Knight Cities Challenge winners will share $5 million in funding

We, at MoRA, are excited that the Knight Foundation is so supportive of creative efforts in Charlotte. Also, we are considering the feedback we were given. We will begin planning to possibly revise and to look for the best way to implement Foodie Court.

In the meantime, we will continue to enhance, engage and build the middle Monroe Road Community. Thank you again for your support!


First Annual Town Hall Meeting at East Meck HS

On September 2, 2015, the Monroe Road Community Association hosted a Town Hall meeting at East Meck High School.  An enthusiastic turnout of 150 confirmed that our community desired a more vibrant, livable area and is ready to come together to create it.  Our presenters described how we got here, our achievements to date, the unique assets available to us, and what’s in store for the future.  Click here for the PowerPoint presentation, and stay tuned for our Second Annual Town Hall Meeting planned for September 2016!

MoRA Awarded NBS Grant

In August 2015 the Monroe Road Community Association was awarded a Neighborhood Matching Grant from the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services. This funding has allowed us engage in branding and brainstorming activities, create a logo, build this website, and begin our outreach to the community. In return for volunteer hours and in-kind contributions, the City awarded MoRA $10,761 in matching funds. This one-year grant was recently successfully completed by MoRA — more than six months early — and another grant is being applied for.  Thanks, NBS, and shoutout to Jennifer Duru, our NBS Southeast Area Team Manager, who shows up on Saturdays and keeps us in the loop.