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Independence Boulevard

Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #70 of 76 attractions in Charlotte
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants, theaters, bars and pool halls.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Both my boyfriend & I DRIVE down this ROAD everyday for work. That's all it is. A regular road. I'm not sure what makes it an attraction though. There's just traffic, pot holes, & construction. I don't know, maybe if you're that bored you'll go. But it's just a road.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

One of the worst streets in Charlotte. Always gridlocked, goes through bad areas to get to good ones. Would not recommend for just looking around, unless you want to buy a car from Rick Hendricks.

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Charlotte
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have been watching the construction on Independence Blvd since the late 80s. I try to avoid this stretch of highway if at all possible...a traffic nightmare.

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Newton, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Road is very easy to travel. We go to alot of the events at the old merchandise mart and take this route.

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Terrell, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Traffic ,Traffic and more traffic. It is a disgrace how the widening process destroyed all the businesses along the road. Established long term business screwed so that communities East could get to Charlotte. Ghost town look is pitiful

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A majority of people headed from Matthews to uptown go down Independence. It is crowded and backed up during peak times so most any other road is better. Now that they are preparing to make the interchanges, all of the gas stations between Margaret Wallace and the city are gone. Be sure you are filled up.

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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

32 years in Charlotte and this road goes downhill every year! They are planning more of the expressway and more elimination of the businesses that are there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

TRAFFIC SUCKS, the Roads have been paved reciently but it cuts though one of the worst areas of charlotte. Hands down I stay away at all cost.

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Concord, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

So much traffic that you will feel like you are driving in NYC. Too many cars, people and roadrunner on the street that is a really high risk for a accident to happen.

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Concord, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This road needs to be widened and they are trying to make it into a super highway in some parts, but in the Monroe area toward Charlotte, it is still very bad.

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