Railroad repairs are closing portions of several significant north-south roads in southeast Charlotte over the next eight days.
In addition, a construction project is closing part of a Matthews road on Wednesday.
Rama Road, a major connector route between the Monroe-Independence corridor and the Sardis-Fairview road area, is closed the rest of this week and will be closed three days next week. A part of Thermal Road, to the east of Rama Road, is closed through Jan. 24.
And Charlotte transportation officials say North Sharon Amity Road will be closed to traffic, essentially between Monroe and Randolph roads, starting Friday until Tuesday.
Here is a summary:
Rama Road ... Railroad repairs have closed the road in the 1800 block, between Donegal Drive and Charing Place. The closure is scheduled through Friday of this week, and Tuesday through Thursday next week. Motorists can use Sardis Road North and Sardis Road as an alternate.
Thermal Road ... Railroad repairs have closed the road, between Rocky Falls Road and Monroe Road, through Jan. 24. The detour, off Monroe Road, is McAlpine Station Drive and McAlpine Park Drive.
Sharon Amity Road ... Repairs are planned Friday through Tuesday, between Delaine Avenue and Montague Street. Motorists trying to get from Monroe Road to Randolph Road should consider using Wendover Road as an alternate. Rama Road also will be available as an alternate from Saturday through Monday.
Tank Town Road, Matthews ... Repairs have closed this road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the rail crossing. Access from Matthews School Road to Tank Town Road will remain open.