All eastbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard closed

Credit: NCDOT

All eastbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard closed

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 11:34 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – All eastbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard will close at noon Wednesday after the street’s pavement collapsed.

Pictures of the damage

Officials first shut down two of the three lanes Tuesday. A washout led to the lane closures between Old Dowd Road and Sam Wilson Road.

Authorities say recent heavy rains formed the washout underneath the roadway, leaving a utility pipe exposed and a significant void underneath the pavement.

Crews closed the third lane to determine the official cause and extent of damage.

Detour signs will guide motorists from Wilkinson Boulevard to Old Dowd Road, down Sam Wilson Road, then back to Wilkinson.

The eastbound lanes are expected to fully reopen by Monday morning.

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