I-277 improvements continue this weekend

UPDATE: On Wednesday night, July 31, lane closures will be in place on the outer loop of the John Belk Frwy. between South Tryon Street and South McDowell Street. The closures will be in place until 6 a.m. Thursday, continuing each night through Saturday morning, Aug. 3.

This weekend, the entrance ramp from I-77 South to the outer loop (exit 9B) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5.


CHARLOTTE, NC – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews have scheduled several closures as part of a $16.3 million project to improve the roadway and 22 bridges along I-277.

Thursday, exit ramps from the John Belk outer loop to Kenilworth Avenue and 3rd Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Also on Thursday, right lane closures on John Belk will be installed on the outer loop between South Boulevard and U.S. 74 for bridgework. The closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., continuing through Saturday night, July 27.

Crews also will need to close the ramp from U.S. 74 East to I-77 North Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and from 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 until 6 a.m. Monday, July 29.

On Friday and Saturday nights, the ramp from the outer loop to U.S. 74 East will also be closed form 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Drivers need to slow down and use extra caution while going through the work zones and the detour routes. They also need to pay extra attention to the road for their own safety, as well as any passengers, occupants of other vehicles and the construction crews in the area.