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9/2/2014: NCDOT WIll Temporarily Close Stevens Mill Road In Union County For Bridge Replacement Work

NCDOT WIll Temporarily Close Stevens Mill Road In Union County For Bridge Replacement Work

Posted 9/2/2014 11:48:59 AM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Stevens Mill Road over North Fork Crooked Creek in Stallings at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to safely replace the existing bridge.   The following detours will be in place for motorists: Southbound Stevens Mill Road: Follow Stevens Mill Road to Idlewild Road to Stallings Road back to Stevens Mill Road;   Northbound Stevens Mill Road: Follow Stevens Mill Road to Stallings Road to Idlewild Road back to Stevens Mill Road.   The closure will be in place 150 days with bridgework complete by February 4, 2015.     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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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 phones.
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8/15/2014: NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Lanes On Independence Boulevard Tonight

NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Lanes On Independence Boulevard Tonight

Posted 8/15/2014 4:15:25 PM

CHARLOTTE – Weather permitting, The N.C. Department of Transportation tonight will temporarily close lanes on Independence Boulevard in both directions near Idlewild Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, August 16. The closure is part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.   Crews will close two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane to work on a future detour for Idlewild Road that motorists will use when NCDOT opens a new bridge taking Conference Drive over 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.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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 phones.     ***NCDOT***
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8/14/2014: NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement Next Week

NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement Next Week

Posted 8/14/2014 10:48:08 AM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 9 a.m. Monday, August 18, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through April 2015.   Traffic will be detoured around the project from Wilshire Avenue to Union Street to Branchview Drive (N.C. 3) to Warren Coleman Boulevard (U.S. 601) back to Wilshire Avenue.   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.gov/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 phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (980) 523-0080.   ***NCDOT***
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8/4/2014: ***UPDATE*** New Traffic Pattern In Place On Poplar Tent Road In Cabarrus County

***UPDATE*** New Traffic Pattern In Place On Poplar Tent Road In Cabarrus County

Posted 8/4/2014 3:33:17 PM

“Superstreet” design is part of $125.2 million I-85 widening project ***Please note corrected information in the beginning of the third paragraph.*** CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has placed traffic into a new pattern on Poplar Tent Road near I-85 in Concord as construction winds down on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project. The “superstreet” design stretches from west of Derita Road/Odell School Road to east of Shelton Road. A similar pattern will be implemented on N.C. 73 from Biscayne Drive to Branson Road. The “superstreet” is beneficial in mitigating congestion on urban roadways by redirecting side-street traffic. Motorists approaching from side streets can turn right and continue to the first available U-turn, reducing the potential for accidents while maintaining traffic flow. With this design, all approaches to the intersection will be able to continue going straight, with left turns restricted where Poplar Tent Road meets Odell School Road/Derita Road. Engineers have already restricted left turn movements on Poplar Tent Road to help with sight distance. The contractor must pour concrete islands and install remaining traffic signals before opening remaining travel lanes. 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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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 phones. For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171. ***NCDOT***
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8/4/2014: New Traffic Pattern In Place On Poplar Tent Road In Cabarrus County

New Traffic Pattern In Place On Poplar Tent Road In Cabarrus County

Posted 8/4/2014 2:34:16 PM

“Superstreet” design is part of $125.2 million I-85 widening project   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has placed traffic into a new pattern on Poplar Tent Road near I-85 in Concord as construction winds down on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project. The “superstreet” design stretches from west of Derita Road/Odell School Road to east of Shelton Road. A similar pattern will be implemented on N.C. 73 from Biscayne Drive to Branson Road.   The “superstreet” is beneficial in mitigating congestion on urban roadways by redirecting side-street traffic from going straight or making left turns at divided highway intersections. Motorists approaching from side streets can turn right and continue to the first available U-turn, reducing the potential for accidents while maintaining traffic flow.   Engineers have already restricted left turn movements on Poplar Tent Road to help with sight distance. The contractor must pour concrete islands and install remaining traffic signals before opening remaining travel lanes.   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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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 phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.   ***NCDOT***  
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