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UPDATE Road and Bridge Closure: Eastway Drive

​Updated: May 22, 2014
Closure dates: May 28, 2014 to December 2014


To accommodate construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, the Eastway Drive Bridge will close between Howie Circle and Curtiswood Drive on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 9:00 am. It is scheduled to reopen in late December 2014. During the duration of this closure, motorists can use Sugar Creek Road as a detour (shown in blue below). Motorists wishing to travel between The Plaza and North Tryon Street can use Matheson Avenue as an alternate route.

Local access will be maintained to businesses and parking facilities.

CATS will be affected.

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 the LYNX Blue Line construction, contact Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Customer Service at 704-336-7433 or

For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704-336-3905 or or James Wally, CDOT at 704-353-0238 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Doreen Szymanski, Public Service & Communications Division Manager, 704-336-7527 or


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