Idlewild resurfacing continues

Motorists urged to be alert for lane closures

by Kara Lopp

Motorists are urged to use caution along a section of Idlewild Road as it’s resurfaced during the next two weeks. Kara Lopp/MMHW photo

Lane closures are likely along a section of Idlewild Road the next two weeks as state crews finish resurfacing work.

The $440,000 project is part of 24 miles of Mecklenburg County secondary roads to be resurfaced this year by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Work is expected to begin next week to resurface 2 miles of Monroe Road from Sardis Road to N.C. 51 in Matthews, and from McAlpine Creek to Sardis Road in south Charlotte. The Monroe Road project will cost an estimated $694,000 and work will be done at night, NCDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Thompson said.

The 1.9 mile-Idlewild project stretches from the Union County line near Interstate 485 to Matthews-Mint Hill Road, touching both Matthews and Mint Hill town limits. Work is being done during the “off-peak times,” of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Thompson said. Weekend work may also occur.

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