CHARLOTTE -Weather permitting, The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close lanes on Idlewild Road between Monroe Road and Cedars East Court from 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, July 28. The closure is part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.
The following detours will be posted so crews can continue utility work on the project:
- Motorists approaching from Independence Boulevard East and/or north on Idlewild Road: Take Independence Boulevard to Harris Boulevard back to Idlewild Road.
- Motorists approaching from Independence Boulevard West and/or south on Idlewild Road: Take Idlewild Road to Harris Boulevard to Albemarle Road to 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.