Drivers in Charlotte and Huntersville will run into some detours around some popular streets because of construction projects in the county this weekend.
Perhaps the biggest headache will be along Independence Boulevard between Eastway Drive and Briar Creek Road.
The N.C. Department of Transportation said there will be intermittent lane closures in both directions of Independence throughout the weekend so crews can resurface the road.
The highway is expected to be fully open by 6 a.m. Monday. Drivers should use Monroe Road or Central Avenue as alternate routes.
The Independence surfacing is just one construction project that will affect drivers this weekend. Here are some others:
• In Huntersville, crews will close the eastbound lanes of N.C. 73/Sam Furr Road near N.C. 115 until 7 p.m. Saturday to make emergency repairs on a crosspipe under the road. To get around the work, drivers will need to make a right onto N.C. 115/Old Statesville Road, and then turn left on to McCord Road and make another left onto Rameh Church Road to get back onto N.C. 73.
• Also Saturday crews closed a portion of Mallard Creek Road near the old intersection of Ridge Road in order to make repairs to a sewer system and gas line. The closure is set to run until 6 a.m. Monday. Signs will be posted for drivers, who will need to take Johnston-Oehler, Prosperity Church and Ridge roads to get around the closure.
• On Monday, the 100 block of North Caldwell Street in uptown will close between Trade and Fifth streets for water-line work related to the streetcar. The closure will run from 9 a.m. Monday until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers heading south can use Trade, North Davidson and Sixth streets as an alternate route. Drivers needing to turn onto southbound Caldwell Street should take Davidson and Trade streets as an alternate route.
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