Charlotte Department of Transportation
RESCHEDULED: Intersection Closure Notice
SOUTH BOULEVARD and FREELAND LANE
Communicated: August 12, 2014
Closure dates: Phase 1, August 22, 2014 – August 25, 2014
Phase 2, Sept. 3, 2014 – Sept. 10, 2014
Due to inclement weather, this closure has been rescheduled.
Beginning Friday August 22, 2014 the intersection of South Boulevard and Freeland Lane will close for light rail crossing repairs. Work will occur in two phases.
• Phase 1 – On Friday August 22, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. the 3800 & 3900 blocks of outbound/southbound South Boulevard between Whitton Street and Scaleybark Road and the 100 block of Freeland Lane between South Boulevard and Dewitt Lane will close for railroad crossing repairs. Northbound/inbound South Boulevard traffic will not be impacted. The intersection is expected to reopen Monday August 25, 2014 by 4:00 a.m. Traffic can detour around the closure via Clanton Road, South Tryon Street, and Woodlawn Road (shown in blue below).
• Phase 2 – The 100 block of Freeland Lane between South Boulevard and Dewitt Lane will close Wednesday Sept 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. for associated storm drain repairs. Freeland Lane is expected to reopen Wednesday September 10, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Motorists wishing to access Freeland Lane can detour around this closure via Dewitt Lane, Clanton Road, and South Boulevard. A separate detour will not be signed for this closure.
Local access to businesses will be maintained.
CATS Bus AND Rail service will be affected. Riders should look for updated schedules at regular CATS stops and on the CATS website
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 repairs, contact Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Customer Service at 704-336-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information about this closure, contact Jimmy Rhyne, CDOT, at 704-336-3905 or email@example.com
For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager at 704-336-3902 or firstname.lastname@example.org