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NCDOT will Close Lanes on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte Overnight Thursday

Closures are part of Independence Boulevard widening project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close westbound lanes on Independence Boulevard near Sharon Amity Road from 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 until 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, weather permitting. The closures are part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.

Crews will close the center and right lanes for pavement repairs. NCDOT will utilize local law enforcement to assist with traffic control.

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).


2/15/2018 5:24 PM