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Road closures: Sharon Amity, Hawthorne

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Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Workers replace a power pole that was hit by a car overnight on East 3rd Street near Charlottetowne Avenue. The damaged pole forced the closure of East 3rd in that area Friday morning. (Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com.)

Portions of two heavily used Charlotte roads will be closed this weekend for construction, transportation officials say.

North Sharon Amity Road will be closed north of Independence Boulevard, and Hawthorne Lane will be closed near the Independence Freeway.

Construction related to the Independence Freeway project will close Sharon Amity Road between Independence Boulevard and Pierson Drive from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Crews will be connecting a new water line.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s recommended detour for southbound traffic is Albemarle Road to Independence Boulevard to Wendover Road to Monroe Road, back to Sharon Amity Road.

The northbound detour is Monroe Road to Wendover Road to Independence Boulevard to Albemarle Road, back to Sharon Amity Road.

Hawthorne Lane will be closed between East 8th Street and Gracie Way from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closure is for utilities work. The detour route uses East 7th Street and Central Avenue.

Meanwhile, East 3rd Street is open again near Charlottetowne Avenue, after being closed for about eight hours after a collision. A car hit a power pole about 2:30 a.m.

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