Charlotte Major Streets and Roadways

Travel through the streets of Charlotte is relatively easy. The streets in this city are set up in a grid. This grid was established in the nineteenth century. Settlement developers marked out the grid system, even before the city streets were developed. The streets, as we know them today, were developed many years later.

Going through the grid are some railroads. These are still in use since their inception in the late 1800's. These railroads will not only take you through the city, they will take you to other places also.

Along with these railroads are some of the city's major streets, which are Main Street, Trade Street, and Camden Street. Some of these cross with the railroads. You can learn where these are in order to refer back to them in case you get lost, and then you can take your travel from there.

When you travel into the more rural areas, on the other hand, the pattern is not the same. The streets are not going to be laid out in a grid. This is when you will need to take a bit of time learning your way around. The outer lying communities are not difficult to learn at all. Before you know it, you will even be traveling these neighborhoods like a veteran.

Major Freeways, Highways, and Streets

  • I-77 - Cuts through the center of the city N to S
  • I-85 - Cuts through the center of the city W to center to NE
  • I-485 - Circles from N counter clockwise to NE