CHARLOTTE – Weather permitting, The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Idlewild Road in both directions between Monroe Road and Independence Boulevard from 8 p.m. Friday, May 2 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 4. The closure is part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.
The closure is necessary for utility crews to continue waterline work associated with the project. Traffic will be detoured along Sharon Amity Road, Monroe Road and Independence Boulevard.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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).
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