Part of North Tryon Street temporarily closed to address flooding issues

CHARLOTTE — A section of North Tryon Street at East 16th Street will be closed starting on Thursday to address flooding issues that Channel 9 has covered repeatedly.

It was originally set to be closed starting Sept. 20 but was delayed a few days due to weather.

Crews are building a storm water culvert near the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge approaching North Tryon Street to help ease the drainage issues that have plagued the area.

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To do this, they will close the road between 15th Street and Ashby Street starting Thursday. Charlotte Water said it hopes to have North Tryon Street opened by Oct. 5.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Mark Taylor has alternate routes to get you around North Tryon’s road closure.

(Watch Below: Here’s what officials are doing to fix flooding issues along North Tryon Street)