• Lane from Independence Boulevard to I-277 to close for construction


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A lane closure that caused major delays in the morning commute last month won't start back up until this weekend.

    [Ramp closure causes lengthy delays along I-277 inner loop]

    Crews were supposed to close one lane on the ramp from Independence Boulevard to the I-277 inner loop Thursday, but North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said that won't happen until Saturday.

    The $16.3 million project is part of a project to improve 22 bridges along the John Belk Freeway.

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