Dr. Traffic

Lanes to close for cleanup on U.S. 74 in Monroe

Officials in Monroe are planning to give Roosevelt Boulevard a good sweeping starting Wednesday, and that could mean slower-moving traffic for those traveling the same route.

Lanes will be closed temporarily between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow crews to sweep over a period of about two weeks, according to a notice from the city of Monroe’s Street Division.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area during those hours and use other routes.

Those who do encounter a sweeper should stay at least three car lengths from it to avoid damage from flying debris.

The cleanup is being organized by the city of Monroe and N.C. Department of Transportation.