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$26 Million I-277 Bridge Rehabilitation Project Starts Tonight

CHARLOTTE – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will install lane closures on Interstate 277 tonight as part of a $26 million contract awarded last fall to improve a stretch of bridges along the uptown loop between Tenth Street and I-77, approximately 1.3 miles.

The contractor, American Civil Constructors West Coast, LLC of California will work on the following bridges:

  • On I-277/U.S. 74 over I-77
  • On E. Twelfth Street over Tryon Street
  • On I-277/N.C. 16 over the following roads:
    • Charlotte Area Transit Light Rail
    • N. College Street
    • N. Tryon Street
    • N. Church Street
    • U.S. 29/N.C. 49 (Graham Street),
    • N.C. Factory Music Boulevard and
    • Johnson Street, including the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroads

​Both single and double lane closures will be in place on the inner loop from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Thursday morning. The closures will resume on the outer loop Monday night, April 18, through Friday morning, April 22. These closures allow the contractor to safely complete investigative work prior to starting bridge rehabilitation work such as deck repairs, substructure improvements, and painting existing structures.

Contract crews will perform additional operations on I-277 between Tenth Street and Johnson Street. Improvements include replacing all guardrail and controlled access fencing, milling, and filling the mainline of the highway with hot-mix asphalt, and performing concrete pavement repair on the highway and ramps.

All closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

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4/11/2022 3:25 PM