Mecklenburg Co. awarded $6.1 million contract to improve county roads

According to the NCDOT, the projects are expected to start around April 26 and would be done by November 2023.
According to the NCDOT, the projects are expected to start around April 26 and would be done by November 2023.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 7:36 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 7:40 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded Mecklenburg County $6.1 million to repair 18 miles throughout the county.

According to the NCDOT, The primary roads set for repairs will be:

  • N.C. 16 (Brookshire Boulevard) between Fred D. Alexander Boulevard and Lawton Road
  • N.C. 73 between West Catawba Avenue and Interstate 77

Segments of secondary roads to receive improvements include:

  • Runnymede Lane/Woodlawn Road between Sharon Road and Park Road
  • Westinghouse Boulevard between N.C. 49 (S. Tryon Street and Granite Street)
  • Caldwell Road between Back Creek Church Road and the Cabarrus County line
A $6.1 million contract will go toward improving these roads in Mecklenburg County.
A $6.1 million contract will go toward improving these roads in Mecklenburg County.(Source: WBTV)

Overnight, WBTV went and took a look at some of these roads to get a better idea of conditions. That stretch of Brookshire Boulevard had potholes and disintegrating shoulders.

The same thing was seen along Woodlawn Road and Runnymede Lane between Sharon and Park roads.

NCDOT officials said crews will be resurfacing and repairing shoulders. They haven’t provided any information about which lanes might close or detour at this time.

Some of the roads like the Brookshire Boulevard only allow lane closures overnight and have to be back open by 5 a.m.

According to the NCDOT, the projects are expected to start around April 26 and would be done by November 2023.

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