Cover Story: Unweaving the 29/49 Weave

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Construction of the US 29/NC 49 Roadway Improvement Project kicks off today, June 21. Two northbound and two southbound lanes will be maintained on Tryon Street (US 29) during peak hours (7-9 am and 4-7 pm).

There will be multiple stages of traffic lane configurations as crews work to remove the existing bridge.

The transportation department says this project will improve safety, connectivity and opportunities for development within and in proximity to the project limits of North Tryon Street from Orchard Trace Drive to Brookside Lane.  Project amenities will include sidewalk, planting strips, storm water improvements, bicycle lanes and water main installations.  Upon completion, this project will provide safer travel for all modes of transportation including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit.Construction is expected to take more than two years to complete.