State transportation officials say they are making steady progress on repairing roads that were damaged in flash flooding June 28 and 30 in the Charlotte region.
Heavy rain those two days caused washouts on roads in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Anson, Stanly and Lincoln counties. Mecklenburg’s damaged roads were in the Huntersville area.
The N.C. Department of Transportation says the repair work has continued, despite several subsequent heavy rain events in the region. In some cases, the DOT has hired contractors to speed the work.
Here is an update on the repairs:
Gilead Road: Repairs are scheduled to begin Aug. 5 and end by Aug. 23.
Bud Henderson Road: Repairs were to start this week and be completed by Aug. 4.
Autumncrest Road: Crews are waiting on asphalt to pave the road. Reopening is expected this week.
Bowman-Barrier Road: Work is expected to begin this week.
Harris Road: Repairs should be completed by Aug. 2.
John White Road: Crews hope to finish work by the end of this week.
Walker Road: Pipe replacement is complete; paving and reopening expected by the end of the week.
Zion Church Road: Repairs completed; road reopened.
Canton Road: Repairs will begin next week.
Fink Road: Repairs expected to be completed by end of this week.
Nelson Mountain Road: Repairs to start this week.
Pole Running Road: Eroded areas around the bridge have been fixed; the road will be reopened later this week, once paving is finished.
All Anson County repairs are finished, and the damaged road in Lincoln County was a private thoroughfare.
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