Union Street detour extended to Sept. 11 in downtown Concord

Concord, N.C. – Part of Union Street near the intersection of Means Avenue in downtown Concord will remain closed as crews continue to work on underground utilities. The work is part of the Cabarrus County Courthouse renovation/construction project.

Messer Construction said unforeseen existing conditions and weather delays were to blame for extending the construction timeline from Aug. 28 to Sept. 11.

Traffic is expected to resume Sept. 12.

Construction on the Courthouse project began earlier this year with crews working mainly nights inside the existing Courthouse. In the coming weeks, crews will begin demolition of the existing Courthouse annex to make way for the footprint of the new building.

In addition to the expansion, the project will create a public plaza on the current Means Avenue, which will allow for better access from Church and Union streets. The entire 250,000-square-foot expansion/renovation project is expected to last five years.

Construction impacts

Local businesses remain open during the expansion/renovation project. For more information on the shops, restaurants and businesses of downtown Concord, visit

For more information on the courthouse construction project, including video updates, renderings and construction announcements, visit

Traffic is re-routed as follows: Motorists traveling northwest on Union Street will take a left onto Barbrick Avenue, a right on Spring Street and then a right on Cabarrus Avenue to get back to Union Street. Motorists traveling southeast on Union will take a right onto Cabarrus Avenue and then a left onto Spring Street to get back to Union.



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