CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will continue improvements on the bridge from U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) West to the John Belk Freeway in Charlotte this weekend. That means the bridge will be closed between 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, weather permitting.
A $627,000 contract was awarded to G.A. and F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa. to remove the existing concrete on the bridge deck and replace it with latex modified concrete. Crews will apply the overlay in the right lane during this weekend’s closure. Last weekend, the contractor completed the deck overlay in the left lane.
The project will require closing the bridge for an additional weekend to be determined between now and the completion date of Dec. 20. Some lane closures will be scheduled during the week to complete the project.
While the bridge is closed, traffic will be detoured to the Brookshire Freeway to Davidson Street.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.