** TRAFFIC ADVISORY From the Town of Huntersville **
Hambright Road Bridge To Close To Make Way For Vehicle and Pedestrian Improvements
(July 6, 2017) – The Hambright Road bridge in Huntersville will close on July 16 after 10 p.m. as part of the construction of the new I-77 Express Lanes. Crews will safely remove the current bridge and begin construction of a new bridge at this location. Construction is estimated to last approximately 18 months. Traffic on I-77 will not experience a detour. Overnight lane closures and traffic shifts will occur on I-77 during this period.
No local traffic will be able to cross over the Hambright Road bridge during construction. A permanent detour for local traffic will be in place as follows:
Local traffic travelling from west of I-77 will take Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road or Alexanderana Road to Statesville Road to access Hambright Road on the east side of I-77. (See detour maps below)
Local traffic travelling from east of I-77 will take Statesville Road to either Mt. Holly Huntersville Road or Alexanderana Road to access Hambright Road on the west side of I-77. (See detour maps below)
The new bridge will provide a direct connection to the I-77 Express Lanes and will increase capacity with two travel lanes in each direction, one turning lane in each direction, sidewalks and bike lanes.
Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit and work zone signs, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
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Once the project is complete, dedicated express lanes will run adjacent to the existing general purpose lanes. The number of general purpose lanes will remain the same as today. Drivers will have the choice of using the express lanes to avoid travel delays, the general purpose lanes or a combination of both. Vehicles with three or more occupants (including the driver) and equipped with a transponder may use the express lanes for free. The full 26-mile project is slated to be completed in 2018.