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UPDATE Road and Bridge Closure: Eastway Drive - May 2014 to September 2015

​Update Communicated: July 30, 2015  
Closure dates: May 28, 2014 to September, 2015

To accommodate construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, the Eastway Drive Bridge closed between Howie Circle and Curtiswood Drive on Wednesday May 28, 2014. Due to construction schedule coordination the bridge expansion is now scheduled to reopen in September, 2015. During 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.

Eastway Drive Bridge closure

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 Extension, contact Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Customer Service at 704-336-7433 or

For additional information about this closure, contact James Wally, CDOT at 704-353-0238 or or Travis Stewart, CDOT at 704-353-0500 or

For more information about CDOT, contact Judy Dellert-O'Keef, CDOT Community Engagement Manager at 704-432-0105 or ​