Uptown lane closures to bring more traffic headaches for commuters
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IT’S BECOMING A SEA OF CONSTRUCTION ORANGE IN UPTOWN CHARLOTTE. DRIVERS ARE RUNNING INTO CLOSURE AFTER CLOSURE. TRAFFIC TEAM 9’S MARK TAYLOR IS GOING OVER THE CURRENT ROAD PROJECTS. HOW LONG THEY WILL LAST AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID THEM. MORE CLOSURES ALONG GRAHAM STREET IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE TRAVEL HEADACHES FOR UPTOWN COMMUTERS. THE TRAFFIC TROUBLE STARTED IN EARLY MARCH WHEN THEY STARTED CLOSING OFF LANES ON GRAHAM STREET. THAT’S TADPOLISH THE POLK BUILDING HERE TO MAKE ROOM FOR A NEW 14 STORY DEVELOPMENT THAT’LL BE AT THE INTERSECTION OF GRAHAM AND TREY. AROUND 10:00 THIS MORNING CREWS COMPLETELY CLOSED GRAHAM STREET BETWEEN 4th AND 5th STREETS THROUGH JUNE 21st TO WORK ON GOLD LINE PHASE TWO CONSTRUCTION. I WORK AND LIVE NEAR. THE RED BEING CLOSED IS KIND OF AFFECTS THAT A LOT. I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE CLOSED THAT LONG. LANES ARE COLLEGE STREET ARE COLLEGED TO CLOSE BETWEEN 4th AND 5th STREETS THROUGH JULY 3rd FOR CONSTRUCTION AS WELL WITH AT LEAST TWO LANES THAT WILL BE OPEN FOR SPEED STREET AND TASTE OF CHARLOTTE. DOES IT NOT ALWAYS SEEM LIKE THERE’S CONSTRUCTION GOING ON. EVERYWHERE AROUND HERE. JUST GOTTEN USED TO. IT’S LIKE THE NORM NOW DAYS. I RECOMMEND A DETOUR THE D.O.T. LAID OUT. MARK TAYLOR, CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS. MARK KNOWS OUR CHARLOTTE ROADS AND THE PROJECTS GOING ON. HE HAS UPDATES FOR YOU EVERY 10 MINUTES ALL MORNING LONG ON

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