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Roadwork, road closures Wednesday

Construction is affecting traffic Wednesday on Central Avenue in Charlotte.

And in southeast Charlotte, the N.C. Department of Transportation has permanently closed a thoroughfare off Sharon Amity Road.

City crews are milling and making other repairs until 6 p.m. in the 1400, 1500 and 1600 blocks of Central Avenue. That is in the area opf Pecan Avenue and Thomas Avenue.

Central Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction, and the intersections of Central Avenue and Pecan and Thomas avenues may be closed temporarily until 6 p.m.

In other words, delays are likely along that portion of Central Avenue.

Paving and striping operations will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and that will require some lane closures. But city transportation officials say it should not impact traffic during the heavy commuting hours.

Meanwhile, state transportation officials permanently closed Unaka Avenue at Sharon Amity Road on Wednesday morning. That closure is part of the $51 project to convert Independence Boulevard to an expressway between Sharon Amity Road and Wallace Lane.

The closure is needed so crews can begin building a future detour for Sharon Amity Road.

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