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Repairs to close part of Central Ave. next week

A portion of a major thoroughfare for Plaza Midwood and east Charlotte residents will be closed all of next week, city transportation officials say.

The 1300 block of Central Avenue will be shut down from 7 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. June 21 so CSX Railroad can make repairs at a crossing. That essentially will close Central Avenue between Pecan Avenue and Hawthorne Lane.

The closure will affect thousands of motorists daily at a location on Central Avenue where there are no easy detour routes.

Officials say the detour will involve Hawthorne Lane, Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza. Motorists can expect delays and congestion, and the closure likely will put extra traffic on East Independence Boulevard and Parkwood Avenue as approach routes to uptown.

City transportation officials said in a news release that the closure “is entirely a function of the railroad.”

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