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NCDOT will close Unaka Avenue in Mecklenburg County Wednesday

Permanent closure is part of Independence Boulevard widening project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close Unaka Avenue at Sharon Amity Road at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 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. Contractor Devere Construction started construction in April, and expects to complete the project by October 2016.

The closure is necessary for the contractor to start construction activities on a future detour for Sharon Amity Road.Access to residences will be maintained.

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 or follow NCDOT on twitter at Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "" 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 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).


2/19/2018 7:50 AM