Idlewild Road closure this weekend

A portion of Idlewild Road will be closed this weekend as part of the Independence Boulevard freeway conversion project.

The N.C. Department of Transportation said Idlewild Road will be closed between Independence Boulevard and Cedars East Court from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. During that time, crews will connect new water lines with area businesses.

Throughout the weekend, traffic will be detoured on Harris Boulevard and Albemarle Road.