Bryant Farms Road Extension Project Frequently Asked Questions

Construction Update as of April 2, 2024

Construction crews have approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to shut down the Bryant Farms Road/Blakeney Heath intersection for construction when Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are out for the summer (the last day of classes for CMS is June 7, 2024). We do not know if they will shut down the intersection; we just know that they have approval to shut down.

If you have any questions about how this affects the church, please contact Steve Stevenson. For project updates from the City, please refer to the City’s website.

Why is there construction at the front of the church?

The City of Charlotte is extending Bryant Farms Road and improving the intersection of Blakeney Heath, Elm and Bryant Farms by adding a traffic roundabout and enhanced pedestrian pathways. Right now they are installing an underground communication infrastructure. Find more details about the project on the City’s website. 

Will the SMPC monument sign at the front of the church be removed?

Yes, the SMPC monument sign that faces Elm Ln/Blakeney Heath will be removed. The City reimbursed SMPC for the sign. We have called a Sign Committee together, which includes staff members Pastor Matt Brown, Director of Communications Cheryl Perry and Facilities Administrator Steve Stevenson and church members Heather Briganti, Dave Earp, Lisa Kuszmar and Freda Smith. The Sign Committee is charged with replacing the SMPC monument sign and improving directional signage on campus. 

Will this project affect how I get in and out of the parking lot?

That depends on which parking lot entrance you usually use! At some point during construction, if you typically access the parking lot via the “upper” entrance (the one closest to the gas station), you will need to use the “lower” entrance (closest to Blakeney). The City has not given us a timeline for when this will happen.

After the roundabout is complete, the "upper" entrance will become right-turn-only (in and out) and the "lower" entrance will be widened to three lanes, with one entrance lane plus right and left turn exit lanes. The City assured us that construction on each entrance will not happen at the same time.

When will construction begin on the roundabout?

We are waiting for the City to give us a timeline on the construction of the roundabout. If you have any questions about how this affects the church, please contact Steve Stevenson. For project updates from the City, please refer to the City’s website.