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CHARLOTTE, N.C. The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from N.C. 51 North to U.S. 74 East in Matthews Wednesday evening.

DOT plans to close the ramp at 8 p.m. Wednesday and keep it closed until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The ramp closure is necessary for utility work in conjunction with this year s Mecklenburg County resurfacing project.

Commuters can use N.C. 51 to Sam Newell Road to get back to U.S. 74 East.

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