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NCDOT to Temporarily Close Ramps at I-85 at Poplar Tent Road, N.C. 73 in Cabarrus County This Week

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its project to improve mobility and safety on I-85 in Concord with ramp closures beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Sept. 25, weather permitting. Each closure will allow crews to safely install drainage systems associated with the I-85 widening project from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55).

Tuesday, Sept. 24:

Crews will temporarily close the entrance ramp from N.C. 73 to I-85 South and the right lane on I-85 South at N.C. 73 (Exit 55) until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sept. 25:

Crews will temporarily close the exit ramp from I-85 South to George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) and the right lane on I-85 South until 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

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 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.


2/19/2018 7:49 AM