CHARLOTTE – With rain in the forecast, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews have postponed work on a $16.3 million project to improve 22 bridges along the I-277 corridor until this weekend.
The contractor was planning to place barrier wall tonight on the inner loop to continue work on bridges over Elizabeth Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street.
Crews will return at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, to reinstall the barrier wall, providing a safe area to continue full depth concrete pavement repairs. With good weather, the work may take up to a week.
While the barrier wall is in place around the clock, traffic will be reduced to one lane on the inner loop past the Tenth Street exit, continuing to Third Street. At the same time, the left lane of U.S. 74 West approaching I-277 will be closed while work is underway.
Drivers are urged to slow down, use caution, and prepare for delays.
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