Charlotte - The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of U.S. 74/Independence Boulevard westbound just prior to I-277 so crews can address pavement issues.
Water has been collecting on this stretch of highway, and due to low temperatures, NCDOT decided to close the right lane to address the cause of the water. A contractor is scheduled to arrive on scene this morning to seal along the pavement joints, which should prevent water from collecting on the road.
The lane closure is expected to be in place through 4 p.m. NCDOT crews are monitoring the area with salt/sand trucks.
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