NCDOT to Repair Sinkhole Overnight on Independence Boulevard, Charlotte US 74

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation closed the right lane this afternoon on U.S. 74 westbound (Independence Boulevard) near the intersection with Wallace Lane to repair a sinkhole.

The sinkhole has formed in the right lane, creating a void under the roadway that could damage the pavement or vehicles, if traffic was allowed to travel over it. An NCDOT maintenance crew will be working overnight to make the repairs, which include injecting a foam to stabilize the hole without having to dig up the road.

The foam will be a quick fix before the morning rush hour on Friday when the lane will be reopened.