Discontinued Bus Stops on Independence Boulevard - Routes 17 and 221

CATS
3/31/2017

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Discontinued Bus Stops on Independence Boulevard

Routes 17 and 221

Effective Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project is converting Independence Boulevard into a limited-access expressway.  As part of this NCDOT project, traffic signals on Independence Boulevard at Sharon Amity Road and at Idlewild Road were recently removed, having been replaced by new bridges over Independence Boulevard.  Due to this expressway design and safety factors, all bus stops between Sharon Amity and Conference Drive will be permanently discontinued, effective Tuesday, April 4. 

Customers may instead use bus stops on Sharon Amity Road or Idlewild Road.  Alternatively, customers may use the new sidewalks along the new bridges over Independence Boulevard to access bus stops on Monroe Road.  Customers may also continue to use bus stops on Independence Boulevard east of Conference Drive towards Matthews.