A road repaving project on Interstate 77 between Tyvola Road and the S.C. state line added to frustrating driving conditions after the Carolina Panthers’ pre-season home-opener Aug. 9, 2017. Area traffic was already worse than usual that night given visitors in town for the PGA golf championship at Quail Hollow and an Uptown Charlotte performance by hip-hop artist and North Carolina native J. Cole. N.C. DOT said it couldn’t suspend road work activities on the busy mid-week night because the project contractor is already against a tight deadline to finish repaving work before cold weather hits. This photo is from March, when the project began.
A road repaving project on Interstate 77 between Tyvola Road and the S.C. state line added to frustrating driving conditions after the Carolina Panthers’ pre-season home-opener Aug. 9, 2017. Area traffic was already worse than usual that night given visitors in town for the PGA golf championship at Quail Hollow and an Uptown Charlotte performance by hip-hop artist and North Carolina native J. Cole. N.C. DOT said it couldn’t suspend road work activities on the busy mid-week night because the project contractor is already against a tight deadline to finish repaving work before cold weather hits. This photo is from March, when the project began. Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com
A road repaving project on Interstate 77 between Tyvola Road and the S.C. state line added to frustrating driving conditions after the Carolina Panthers’ pre-season home-opener Aug. 9, 2017. Area traffic was already worse than usual that night given visitors in town for the PGA golf championship at Quail Hollow and an Uptown Charlotte performance by hip-hop artist and North Carolina native J. Cole. N.C. DOT said it couldn’t suspend road work activities on the busy mid-week night because the project contractor is already against a tight deadline to finish repaving work before cold weather hits. This photo is from March, when the project began. Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com

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