Closures are part of Independence Boulevard widening project
CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close eastbound lanes on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte tonight at 10 p.m., weather permitting. The closures are part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.
Crews will be hanging girders for the future bridge carrying Conference Drive over Independence Boulevard, which requires closing the eastbound lanes. Traffic will be detoured from Independence Boulevard to Idlewild Road to Monroe Road to Wallace Lane. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Crews will close the eastbound lanes from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 18, to continue girder placement.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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For more information on this project, please contact the assistant resident engineer at (704) 845-1151. Project details are also online at the “U.S. 74 Widening and Improvements” project page (U-209B).