New signs have been posted on the ramp from Interstate 485 to Interstate 77 after the sharp turn in this area experienced a number of tractor-trailer crashes.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the new signs are there to help remind drivers to practice safe driving techniques.
Workers began the project of putting up $10,000 worth of new signs at the dangerous ramp.
The signs are much like those that were already in place at the ramp, except they are at least twice the size.
DOT officials say that it is merely a temporary fix until the upcoming projects that include lane improvements.
Studies in Charlotte reveal that from June 2009 to April 2012, this particular ramp has experienced a total of 26 crashes, including three rollovers, one jackknife and over a dozen were fixed objects or drivers who ran off the road. It’s important that Charlotte drivers remember pay attention to the cautionary signs and watch out for other vehicles that may not be aware of the hazards. If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious accident in Charlotte or the surrounding area(s), call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.