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Providence Road work to close lanes

Charlotte-area commuters who use Providence Road will soon face lane closures that will last a week.

At 9 a.m. Friday, all lanes of Providence Road are scheduled to be closed near McAlpine Creek. In effect, this closes the road to through commuters between Old Providence Road on the north and the Rea-Alexander Road intersection on the south.

The road will be closed through the weekend.

Next week, it is likely that the contractor will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction to finish the project.

The closures are part of a $53 million sewer line project. The first two phases of the work are completed, and the third phase stretches from Providence Road up to Independence Boulevard.

Extensive delays are likely during the project, which is expected to last until June 27.

The contractor had been scheduled to close lanes on Providence Road near McAlpine Creek, leaving only one lane open in each direction starting Monday.

A spokesman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities said the contractor has decided to delay the work affecting Providence Road until Friday morning.

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