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State to add a lane to I-77 northbound ramp at Cornelius Exit 28

The diverging diamond interchange at exit 28 on I-77
The diverging diamond interchange at exit 28 on I-77 Charlotte Observer file photo

The state plans to add a lane to the northbound Interstate 77 on-ramp at Cornelius Exit 28 this month.

The lane should help alleviate eastbound backups on West Catawba Avenue, town officials said Wednesday. Traffic accessing I-77 northbound backs up to the Torrence Chapel Road/West Catawba Avenue intersection, officials said .

Beginning Sunday night, crews will work day and night to add the ramp lane. The work will involve these overnight lane closures:

▪  Beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, the eastbound on-ramp lane will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday.

▪  Beginning at 9 p.m Saturday, Sept. 24, the entire on-ramp will be closed and only one eastbound lane on the bridge will be open. The ramp and closed lanes will reopen by noon Sunday, Sept. 25.

▪  Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, the entire on-ramp will be closed and only one eastbound lane on the bridge will be open. The ramp and lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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