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NCDOT to close a lane on I-85 North in Mecklenburg County tonight

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the left lane on I-85 North near Sugar Creek Road (Exit 41) in Charlotte beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, weather permitting.

Crews will be working on roadway lighting within 1000 feet of both sides of the Sugar Creek Road bridge as part of a $473,000 contract to improve lighting on sections of I-85, I-77, I-277, and a section of I-85 in Cabarrus County. The lane closure will be removed by 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 27.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Know before you go by calling 511, the department's free travel information line, or get real-time travel information online. NCDOT also offers travel information for motorists and ferry passengers on Twitter. For more information on how to get travel information, visit

For more information, please call the resident engineer at (704) 847-5006.


2/15/2018 5:25 PM