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Permanent Closure: Unaka Avenue
​Communicated:  July 19, 2013
Closure date:  July 24, 2013
Unaka Avenue at Sharon Amity Road will close permanently Wednesday, July 24 at 7 a.m.  The contractor will be performing work related to the Independence Boulevard Widening Project.  Motorists should detour using Gwynne Avenue and Buena Vista Avenue.  The road will be closed to all through traffic. 
Local access to residences will be maintained.
CATS will not 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.
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 additional information about this closure, contact Brian Davis with North Carolina Department of Transportation at 704-847-5006 or Bill Greentaner, CDOT, at 704-336-7308.
For more information about CDOT, contact Nicole Ramsey, CDOT, at 704-336-3870 or at
Detour for Unaka Avenue 7/24