FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –April 4, 2016
Contact: Linda Durrett, Public Relations Manager
Charlotte, NC— The City of Charlotte will begin resurfacing work on some Charlotte streets over the next few weeks. Resurfacing construction includes milling, adjusting manhole covers and other structures and repaving. Operating hours/days usually are:
- Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The following streets are on the resurfacing list:
- Gum Branch Road bridge (work scheduled to start 4/5/16)
- Old Pineville Road from Tyvola Road to Archdale Drive (work scheduled to start 4/5/16)
- Sharon Road from Sharon View Road to Quail Hollow Road (work scheduled to start 4/8/16)
Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should expect some congestion and delays during the noted work hours and days.
Funding for resurfacing and repairs comes from gasoline taxes collected by the State of North Carolina.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.
Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time. It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.
Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers should double their following distance.
For more information about Charlotte's resurfacing program, visit CDOT street maintenance.
For more information about the Charlotte Department of Transportation, contact CDOT Media Relations Line at 704-661-0003.