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9/26/2016: NCDOT to Partner with City of Hickory to Repair Sinkhole

NCDOT to Partner with City of Hickory to Repair Sinkhole

Posted 9/26/2016 11:49:24 AM

HICKORY - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the N.C. Department of Transportation will partner with the City of Hickory to repair the sinkhole at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Seventh Street Southeast in Hickory. At its September meeting, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved an agreement with the City of Hickory to pay for the $3.2 million repair project. Work will entail excavating the area, extending the culvert under U.S. 70 to the existing 96-inch corrugated steel pipe under Seventh Street and backfilling the site. “We’re pleased to help the City of Hickory reach a solution to this long-standing problem,” Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson said. “Addressing this issue is essential to maintaining the safety and quality of our highway infrastructure.” The project will prevent continued failure of the pipe that resulted in sinkholes in August 2002, July 2005 and July 2013. Overflow from the blocked pipe causes flooding on U.S. 70 and adjacent business properties. Under the agreement, NCDOT will provide $1 million toward the cost of the project and the city will provide $2.2 million, as well as sharing in any additional costs beyond the estimated $3.2 million for the project. The city will also acquire the property needed for the repairs. The project is expected to be awarded late this fall and complete in summer 2017. ***NCDOT***
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3/6/2013: NCDOT will temporarily close lanes on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte beginning Friday night

NCDOT will temporarily close lanes on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte beginning Friday night

Posted 3/6/2013 12:50:51 PM

Pavement improvements will cause delays for motorists Saturday and Sunday   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing lanes intermittently on Independence Boulevard (U.S. 74) in both directions between Eastway Drive and Briar Creek Road in Charlotte beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, weather permitting.   Crews with contractor Ferebee Corp. will be milling and resurfacing the roadway over the weekend, requiring lane closures during the day and at night. The contractor will start work in the eastbound lanes, switching to the westbound lanes over the course of the weekend.    All lanes will open by 6 a.m. Monday, March 11.   Motorists may avoid delays by using Monroe Road or Central Avenue as alternate routes to uptown Charlotte.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on twitter at www.ncdot.org/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information on this project, please contact the assistant resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.     ***NCDOT***
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3/6/2013: NCDOT will close I-85 North entrance ramp in Concord Thursday, Friday nights

NCDOT will close I-85 North entrance ramp in Concord Thursday, Friday nights

Posted 3/6/2013 12:46:01 PM

Closure is part of $125.2 million I-85 widening project   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing the ramp from N.C. 73 to I-85 North in Concord at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8, weather permitting. The closure is part of the 6.8-mile I-85 widening project, improving I-85 from four to eight lanes from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55).   Contractor Lane Construction has to close the ramp to tie it in with a new section of N.C. 73.  The ramp will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday mornings.   A separate closure is scheduled on the entrance ramp from George Liles Parkway to I-85 North at 2 a.m. Thursday morning while crews complete installing 300 feet of barrier. The closure should last about an hour.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.   ***NCDOT***
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3/6/2013: NCDOT will close a section of Running Creek Road in Stanly County next week

NCDOT will close a section of Running Creek Road in Stanly County next week

Posted 3/6/2013 12:29:44 PM

  CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Running Creek Road in Red Cross at 9 a.m. Monday, March 11, weather permitting. Maintenance crews will be replacing a crossline pipe culvert, which should take two weeks to complete.   During the closure, motorists can follow a signed detour from Running Creek Road to Bethel Church Road to Austin Road back to Running Creek Road. The road closure should be removed by Monday, March 25.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the Stanly County maintenance office at (704) 983-5146.   ***NCDOT***
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3/6/2013: NCDOT will close a section of Dutch Road in Cabarrus County next week

NCDOT will close a section of Dutch Road in Cabarrus County next week

Posted 3/6/2013 12:27:14 PM

  CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Dutch Road in Mount Pleasant at 9 a.m. Monday, March 11, weather permitting. Contractor J.T. Russell and Sons will start a $488,000 project to replace the bridge over Little Bear Creek.   Traffic will be detoured around the project from Dutch Road to Lentz Harness Shop Road to Bear Creek Church Road to Finger Road to Gold Hill Road back to Dutch Road.   The contractor should have the bridge open to traffic June 1, and can continue vegetation and reforestation work through Nov. 28.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the division bridge program engineer at (704) 983-4400.   ***NCDOT***
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