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NCDOT will temporarily close lanes on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte Saturday morning

Pavement improvements will cause delays for motorists

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing lanes intermittently on Independence Boulevard (U.S. 74) West between Eastway Drive and Briar Creek Road in Charlotte beginning at 3 a.m. Saturday, June 1, weather permitting.

Crews with contractor Ferebee Corp. will be making improvements to the roadway near adjacent manhole covers, requiring temporary lane closures to pour concrete. No closures will be needed in the eastbound lanes.

All lanes will open by 2 p.m. Saturday.

Motorists may avoid delays by using Monroe Road or Central Avenue as alternate routes to uptown Charlotte.

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 phones.

For more information on this project, please contact the assistant resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM