CHARLOTTE – 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 Interstate 277.
Starting tonight, crews will close ramps from East 5th Street to U.S. 74 East, from the outer loop to U.S. 74 East, and from the inner loop to I-77 North. These closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Thursday morning.
The ramps from U.S. 74 West to the inner loop and from the inner loop to I-77 North will then close from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.
This weekend, crews will close ramps from U.S. 74 West to the outer loop, from the inner loop to U.S. 74 East, and from the outer loop to College Street. The closures are scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, March 30.
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.
For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.