The Hambright Road Bridge across I-77, shown during an earlier stage of renovations, is scheduled to re-open for east-west traffic on July 3. 

HUNTERSVILLE – The Hambright Road Bridge across Interstate 77 in southern Huntersville is scheduled to re-open for east-west traffic sometime during the evening hours on Tuesday, July 2 and be accessible for morning commutes on Wednesday, July 3.

Officials from I-77 Mobility Partners, the firm building the I-77 Express Lanes, relayed information from representatives of Sugar Creek Construction, the project’s primary contractor, that the bridge will be open for east-west passage after a two-year rebuilding project affiliated with the express lanes.

While Hambright Road traffic will be able to cross the bridge, crews will continue to work on the ramps that will provide a future direct connection from the bridge to the express lanes.

The new direct connector ramps will open to drivers when the southern portion of I-77 Express opens later this year. The new bridge and the future connection ramps will increase capacity with one travel lane in each direction, one turning lane in each direction, sidewalks and bike lanes.

I-77 Express runs adjacent to the existing general purpose lanes. Drivers have the option of using the express lanes, the general purpose lanes or a combination of both.

Complete information about the entire project, as well as updates on phases of construction, are available at




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