Motorists heading into Charlottes uptown area late Thursday morning and into the afternoon hours can expect delays if they use the ramp from Independence Boulevard to the John Belk Freeway.
Crews will be completing a resurfacing project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ramp. The N.C. Department of Transportation says intermittent lane closures will take place during the day.
The contractor, G.A. and F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa., started the $627,000 project in September. Crews removed the existing concrete on the bridge, which had become rutted and rough, and replaced it with latex modified concrete. Officials say that will improve the life span of the bridge.
The ramp was closed for entire weekends twice this fall. On Thursday, crews will start by closing the right lane of the bridge and the off ramp to East Sixth Street. When they finish the right lane, they will move to the left lane, opening the ramp to East Sixth.
Motorists are reminded to use caution through the area.