Effective Monday, July 17, 2017
Routes 40X, 46X, 52X, 64X, 65X, 74X
Independence Boulevard Busway
After 9am on Monday, July 17, 2017, the busway on Independence
Boulevard will close for construction. The morning trips on Monday, July
17, are expected to still travel in the busway, however, not the evening trips
on Monday, July 17. Starting Tuesday, July 18, 2017, all express trips
will not travel in the busway. Regularly scheduled service will instead
travel the general purpose lanes of Independence Boulevard.
The busway closure is being coordinated between CATS and the North
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The Hawthorne Lane bridge over
Independence must be rebuilt for the CityLYNX Gold Line project. A separate
NCDOT project will also covert the busway into a reversible Express Lane.
Back on June 26, 2017, new schedules started for the six express
routes traveling the busway in anticipation of this construction.
Independence Boulevard corridor congestion is expected during
construction activities. Your patience is appreciated.