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7/23/2014: NCDOT WIll Open Johnston Road Flyover Bridge In Mecklenburg County Tomorrow Morning

NCDOT WIll Open Johnston Road Flyover Bridge In Mecklenburg County Tomorrow Morning

Posted 7/23/2014 9:02:52 AM

New bridge is part of I-485 widening project in south Charlotte   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will have the new flyover bridge connecting Johnston Road to the I-485 Inner Loop open for the Thursday morning commute, as part of the $83.3 million I-485 widening project to add one lane in each direction between I-77 and Rea Road.   This flyover bridge will provide direct access for motorists traveling north on Johnston Road to the Inner Loop without having to wait at a traffic signal to turn left. Once crews complete striping work later tonight, traffic control will be removed and signs will be uncovered to direct drivers to the new bridge.   Motorists should remain alert and use caution in the area as work on the widening project is still in progress, scheduled for completion in December 2014.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please call the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.   ***NCDOT***
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7/22/2014: NCDOT Media Advisory

NCDOT Media Advisory

Posted 7/22/2014 1:36:35 PM

***Media Availability***   WHAT:                      I-77 Managed Lanes Presentation/Interview Opportunity   WHEN:                      Wednesday, July 23, 11:45 a.m.   WHERE:                   Charlotte Chamber                                     Belk Action Room `           330 South Tryon Street Charlotte   COMMENTS:           The Charlotte Chamber has invited NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata, NCDOT Board of Transportation Chairman Ned Curran and NCDOT staff  to present an update on the I-77 managed lanes project at the Chamber’s Regional Transportation Committee meeting.                                       ***Following the presentation, NCDOT staff will be available for interviews in the Chamber’s Bank of America Briefing Room on the second floor.  *** .   ***NCDOT***
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7/22/2014: NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Lanes On Idlewild Road In Charlotte This Weekend

NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Lanes On Idlewild Road In Charlotte This Weekend

Posted 7/22/2014 8:37:44 AM

CHARLOTTE – Weather permitting, The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close lanes on Idlewild Road between Monroe Road and Cedars East Court from 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, July 28. The closure is part of the $51 million widening project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.   The following detours will be posted so crews can continue utility work on the project:   Motorists approaching from Independence Boulevard East and/or north on Idlewild Road:  Take Independence Boulevard to Harris Boulevard back to Idlewild Road.   Motorists approaching from Independence Boulevard West and/or south on Idlewild Road:  Take Idlewild Road to Harris Boulevard to Albemarle Road to Independence Boulevard.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For more information on this project, please contact the assistant resident engineer at (704) 845-1151. Project details are also online at the “U.S. 74 Widening and Improvements” project page.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
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7/10/2014: NCDOT Will Start Construction Of New Roundabout In Union County Next Week

NCDOT Will Start Construction Of New Roundabout In Union County Next Week

Posted 7/10/2014 9:35:28 AM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation next week will start work on a roundabout where Sikes Mill Road, Tom Helms Road, Love Mill Road, East Lawyers Road and Old Camden Road intersect in Unionville. Weather permitting, construction will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14.    Contractor J.T. Russell and Sons will close the area where these roads meet through August 24. NCDOT will post a detour for motorists along Unionville Road, Sikes Mill Road, Tom Boyd Road, Old Concord Road, N.C. 200, and Haigler Baucom Road back to Sikes Mill Road north of the closure.   The new roundabout will create a one-way intersection that requires approaching motorists to yield to circulating traffic, often eliminating the need to come to a complete stop. This keeps traffic in the roundabout flowing and prevents backups and delays.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.   ***NCDOT***
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7/10/2014: **UPDATE** NCDOT Will Temporarily Close A Section Of N.C. 73 In Concord This Weekend

**UPDATE** NCDOT Will Temporarily Close A Section Of N.C. 73 In Concord This Weekend

Posted 7/10/2014 9:30:02 AM

**UPDATE** ***Note: Please disregard the closure description in the previous release. Crews will be closing Trinity Church Road near N.C. 73 for this work, with the same detour route. ***   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close N.C. 73 between Kannapolis Parkway and Trinity Church Road from 6 a.m. Friday, July 11 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, weather permitting.   During the closure, crews will continue construction work associated with the $125.2 million I-85 widening project, including addition of fill material and asphalt pavement on Trinity Church Road to bring the road to grade with N.C. 73.  Motorists will be detoured from N.C. 73 to Trinity Church Road to Kannapolis Parkway back to N.C. 73.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.
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