Motorists should follow detours
CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing approaches to the intersection of Trade Street and John Street in Matthews each night beginning Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25, weather permitting. Closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews perform open cuts into the pavement to lay conduit for a new traffic signal.
The closures are scheduled as follows:
- April 23 -Crews will close Trade Street south of the intersection with John Street. Motorists will be detoured from Trade Street to Fullwood Lane to Matthews Township Parkway back to John Street.
- April 24 and 25 -Crews will close both approaches from John Street to Trade Street. Motorists will be detoured from John Street to Matthews Township Parkway to U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) to I-485 back to John Street.
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, contact the deputy division traffic engineer at (704) 983-4400.