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NCDOT postpones traffic shift on Mallard Creek Road over I-85 in Mecklenburg County to Saturday afternoon

New Mallard Creek Road bridge is part of I-85/I-485 interchange project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be shifting traffic on Mallard Creek Road over I-85 in Charlotte at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, weather permitting. Motorists will drive on a new bridge built as part of the $92.2 million I-85/I-485 interchange conversion, creating the first turbine interchange in North Carolina.

The Mallard Creek Road bridge had to be rebuilt to accommodate the new on and off-ramps that will connect I-85 to the new interchange. The team of Lane Construction and STV-Ralph Whitehead Associates has created a visual rendering of the turbine design.

The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2014.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter at Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.


2/15/2018 5:25 PM