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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, weather permitting.
Contractor G.A. and F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa. started the $627,000 project in September to remove the existing concrete on the bridge deck and replace it with latex modified concrete, improving the life span of the bridge. Existing pavement markings will also be replaced, and any disturbed grassy areas will be reseeded and mulched.
The contractor will close the right lane on the bridge to put down pavement markings, and will have to close the ramp from the I-277 inner loop to Sixth Street (Exit 3A) intermittently to complete the work. Motorists can continue to Fourth Street (Exit 2A), turn right on McDowell Street, then left to Sixth 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.