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NCDOT Reopens Closed Portion of Clyde Fitzgerald Road in Davidson County

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has reopened a closed portion of Clyde Fitzgerald Road from its intersection with Sam Sharpe Road, extending one-half mile north. The closure has been in effect in both directions since June.

The section of road was temporarily closed as part of the long-term effort under way to widen I-85 to four lanes in each direction. Crews rebuilt the closed section of Clyde Fitzgerald Road to accommodate changes in the elevation and shape of the new landscape necessary for the widening of the interstate.

NCDOT broke ground in the fall of 2010 on the southern segment of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project, which involves replacing eight bridges, reconstructing the N.C. 150 interchange and widening 3.3 miles of I-85 from north of Long Ferry Road (Exit 81) in Rowan County to just north of the N.C. 150 interchange in Davidson County. The northern segment will reconstruct the Belmont Road interchange and extend the reach of the interstate widening 3.8 miles from north of N.C. 150 to just north of I-85 Business.

Work on both phases is concurrent and scheduled to be complete by May 2013. The project will help reduce congestion, improve safety and ensure that this important piece of the region's transportation system meets the needs of drivers into the future.

For more information on both phases of the $201.5 million project, visit To receive instant updates on traffic pattern changes, construction-related congestion and project milestones, follow NCDOT's I-85 Twitter feed,



2/15/2018 5:25 PM