Thursday, July 25, 2013 —
CHARLOTTE — While Mother Nature releases copious amounts of rain across the state, the N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing repairs to rain-ravaged roadways and structures in the Charlotte region.
Forces from the department’s bridge and maintenance units are approaching completion of some repairs. Each time frame is subject to change, if additional storms impede progress. In some cases, the department is utilizing contractors to speed up repairs.
Pole Running Road: A second Stanly Bridge unit has repaired eroded areas around the structure; once the road is paved it will open to traffic later this week.
Nelson Mountain Road: NCDOT will begin repairs this week.
Fink Road: Crews should complete repairs this week.
Canton Road: NCDOT is beginning repairs the week of July 29.
Gilead Road: NCDOT is scheduling repairs to begin Aug. 5, completing work by Aug. 23.
Bud Henderson Road: The department is starting repairs this week, completing work by Aug. 4.
Autumncrest Road: Crews are waiting on asphalt in order to pave the road and get it open to traffic this week.
Walker Road: Pipe replacement work is complete; crews are going to pave the road and have it open by the end of this week.
Zion Church Road: repairs are complete and the road is open.
John White Road: Anson Bridge crews are mobilizing to finish work by the end of this week.
Bowman-Barrier Road: NCDOT estimates beginning work this week.
Harris Road: The department anticipates completing repairs by Aug. 2.
While repairs continue, NCDOT advises motorists to follow posted detour signs and not attempt to drive around barricades. Weather conditions may impact the repair schedule at each location.
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