CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation is helping drivers prepare for significant delays on a stretch of Interstate 77 south of uptown Charlotte, due to a project taking place across the border.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be making repairs to the bridge on I-77 South over the Catawba River in York County starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. The bridge will be closed around the clock through 5 a.m. May 24, if work progresses with no delays. All southbound traffic will be directed to the northbound side of I-77 during repairs. More details are available in this press release issued by the SCDOT.
NCDOT officials are making plans to increase Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) presence in the I-77 South and I-485 corridors during the evening commutes, helping to quickly clear incidents or stranded motorists. Overhead and portable message signs will also be used to give drivers advanced notice of delays expected during the project.
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternate routes if possible.
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