CHARLOTTE – N.C. Department of Transportation will be working on a stretch of I-77 South between Trade and Morehead Streets tonight at 9 p.m. as part of a $10.4 million contract to improve approximately 1.3 miles of the interstate south of uptown between the Morehead Street and Brookshire Freeway exits.
The contract calls for milling and paving, concrete pavement repairs, and installing pavement markings and snowplowable markers.
Intermittent lane closures will be in place overnight in this area until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The entrance and loop ramps from Trade Street to I-77 South will also be closed during this time. Drivers can access I-77 South from Fifth Street.
The project also includes improvements to the northbound and southbound bridges over Morehead Street, Irwin Creek/Stewart Creek Greenway and Fourth/Trade Streets.
Contract crews will clean and paint the bridges, replace bridge joints, perform repairs to the concrete deck, and add a new deck overlay to smooth the ride for motorists.
The project is scheduled for completion in August 2021.