Drivers who’ve found it dangerous navigating Interstate 77 in Charlotte because of faded lane markers finally got a reprieve this week.
Striping and raised pavement markers have been refreshed over the last three nights along several segments of the highway, said Jennifer Thompson, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
Lane dividers that seemed nearly invisible, especially during rainstorms, are now a much bolder white.
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On Monday, crews refreshed striping and raised pavement markers on I-77 North between mile markers 14 and 17, Thompson said.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I-77 South was improved between mile markers 16 and 13. And work was expected to continue on Thursday night on I-77 South around I-85 – mile marker 13 – and on I-85 North/South between mile markers 38 and 39.
Refreshing those areas is routine and has been ongoing over the course of the I-77 toll lanes project, she said.
Work on the 26-mile project from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte to exit 36 in Mooresville at Lake Norman started in November 2015 and is expected to finish on time or ahead of schedule late this year.