Lane Closures For Construction On I-277 Will Begin Next Week

CHARLOTTE, NC – Starting next week, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close lanes on Interstate 277 as they continue working on a $16.3 million project to improve 22 bridges along the corridor.

Starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, traffic will be reduced to one lane on the inner loop as crews install a barrier wall past the Tenth Street exit, continuing to Third Street. At the same time, the left lane of U.S. 74 West approaching I-277 will be closed while work is underway

This traffic pattern will be in place around the clock for the next few weeks while workers remove concrete slabs and install an epoxy overlay on bridges over Elizabeth Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street. These improvements will create a better riding surface for drivers.

Drivers are urged to slow down, use caution, and prepare for delays.

The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2019.