State crews will begin a six-week construction project Monday on Matthews Township Parkway (N.C. 51) in Matthews.
Officials say the work will result in occasional lane and road closures. And a portion of N.C. 51 in Matthews will be closed for an entire weekend later this month.
Officials say crews will mill and pave a section of the road between Independence Boulevard and Sam Newell Road. Lane markings and pavement markers also will be added.
In addition, crews will install a pipe under Matthews Township Parkway to deal with a persistent problem of ponding on the road. That water often freezes in cold weather, causing a traffic hazard.
Intermittent lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. And the entire road will be closed from 8 p.m. Nov. 15 until 6 a.m. Nov. 18. Motorists will have to use Sam Newell Road and Independence Boulevard as a detour.
The project is scheduled for completion by Dec. 13.
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