Crews begin road resurfacing to erase potholes

Crews begin road resurfacing to erase potholes


by BETH SHAYNE / NewsChannel 36
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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 17 at 1:18 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Monday was more than another spring-like day for pothole-weary drivers in Mecklenburg County.

It was also the beginning of road construction season for NCDOT!

Contractors began a four-and-a-half month project that will resurface 15.5 miles of roads ravaged by winter.

The list of projects was created by NCDOT maintenance workers who've been riding the roads and filing potholes for months.

The work began on Brown-Grier Road in Steele Creek where drivers tell us it's long overdue. "Everytime we got to the road you had to swerve off just to avoid the bumps," Nneka Awuruonye said.

"I'm glad to see they are fixing it," her friend Tiffany Mitchell added.

Other projects slated for Mecklenburg County include:

•  1.9 miles of Davidson-Concord Road (S.R. 2448) from east of N.C. 115 to East Rocky River Road (S.R. 2420);

•  2.7 miles of East Rocky River Road (S.R. 2420) from the Cabarrus County line to Davidson-Concord Road (S.R. 2448);

•  One mile of Westmoreland Road (S.R. 2147) from West Catawba Avenue (S.R. 5544) to Statesville Road (U.S. 21);

•  1.2 miles of Reames Road (S.R. 2483) from Old Statesville Road (N.C. 115) to Harris Boulevard (N.C. 24);

•  0.7 miles of Caldwell Road (S.R. 2801) from the Cabarrus County line to Back Creek Church Road (S.R. 2827);

•  0.9 miles of University City Boulevard (N.C. 49) from east of the Target shopping center to the Harris Teeter driveway;

•  1.4 miles of Sugar Creek Road (S.R. 2974/2975) from south of North Tryon Street (U.S. 29) to Eastway Drive (S.R. 2940);

•  0.8 miles of Brookshire Boulevard (N.C. 16) from the bridge deck at I-85 to the concrete pavement joint;

•  1.4 miles of Woodlawn Road (S.R. 3814) from east of South Boulevard (S.R. 3998) to Park Road (S.R. 3867);

•  1.2 miles of North Polk Street (S.R. 4982) from Pineville-Matthews Road (N.C. 51) to I-485 bridge deck; and

•  1.3 miles of Rea Road (S.R. 3624) from Old Providence Road to Colony Road.

All work should be finished by August 1. Some crews will work between 9 am-4 pm. Others will work overnight.

Crews in Union County began resurfacing projects last week.

Cabarrus County work begins next week.

The City of Charlotte is still developing a list of resurfacing projects.