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State crews work on 3 area bridges

The N.C. Department of Transportation says crews were scheduled to begin work Monday on three bridge preservation projects in the Charlotte region. Two are in Charlotte and the other about 60 miles to the southeast.

The bridges are on West Boulevard, over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks; on South Tryon Street, also over the Norfolk Southern tracks; and on U.S. 74 at the Anson-Richmond county line. Crews are starting with the West Boulevard and South Tryon bridges, then move to the Anson-Richmond span.

The work is scheduled to be done by the end of April. Crews will be replacing the current pavement with a latex-modified concrete overlay, with improves smoothness and skid resistance. It also is designed to prevent water from building under the bridge deck.

Work at the West Boulevard site can take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday nights and sometimes on weekends. South Tryon work can take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. The U.S. 74 work is permitted from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly except Saturday.

No detours are planned, but there will be some lane closures, and motorists can expected delays.

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