N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews have scheduled several closures this week as part of a $16.3 million project to improve the roadway and 22 bridges along I-277.
Tonight, the exit ramp from the outer loop to Kenilworth and East Third Street (exit 2A) and the entrance ramp from East Fourth Street to I-277 will be closed between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge repair.
Tuesday night, the entrance ramp from East 11th Street and the entrance ramp from U.S. 74 West to the inner loop will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. These ramps will close at the same time each night through Saturday morning, Sept. 21.
Also, the exit ramp from I-77 North to U.S. 74 West (exit 9C) will be closed each night this week from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The closure will also be in place over the weekend from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23.
All the work is weather permitting and subject to change. Detour information will be online at DriveNC.gov under Mecklenburg County.
Drivers need to slow down and use extra caution while going through the work zones and the detour routes. They also need to pay extra attention to the road for their own safety, as well as any passengers, occupants of other vehicles and the construction crews in the area.