CHARLOTTE -On Monday, Sept. 15, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a $1.7 million safety project along two miles of U.S. 29 between Pavilion Boulevard and Bruton Smith Boulevard in northern Mecklenburg and southern Cabarrus counties. An existing six-lane reversible system will be converted to a five-lane roadway divided by a concrete median island, featuring three northbound lanes and two southbound lanes.
In addition, turn lanes will be added along U.S. 29 at Pavilion Village, Wednesbury Boulevard, Caprington Avenue, Wrayhill Drive, Floyd Smith Drive, and Morehead Road.Existing reversible lane signs will be removed when the project nears completion.
The contract restricts lane closures on U.S. 29 and Morehead Road to minimize impacts to motorists, so most closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be occasions when weekend lane closures will be permitted.
The project is scheduled to be completed Dec. 15.
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For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (980) 523-0080.