CHARLOTTE – The
N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily
close Sharon Amity Road between Independence Boulevard and Pierson Drive from 8
p.m. Friday, May 16 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 19, weather permitting. 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 crews to tie in a new
waterline on the north end of Sharon Amity Road. The following detours will be
posted for motorists:
- Sharon Amity Road southbound: Albemarle Road to
Independence Boulevard to Wendover Road to Monroe Road back to Sharon
- Sharon Amity Road northbound: Monroe Road to Wendover
Road to Independence Boulevard to Albemarle Road back to Sharon Amity
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction
information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real time travel information at any time, call 511,
visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow
NCDOT on twitter at www.ncdot.org/travel/twitter.
Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.
To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the
browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.
NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry
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).