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NCDOT to temporarily Close Ramps at I-85 and Poplar Tent Road in Cabarrus County the Next Two Nights

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the entrance ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 South in Concord starting at 9 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, weather permitting.

Crews will install drainage pipes to keep water from ponding on the interstate travel lanes. Another closure is scheduled to temporarily close the exit and entrance ramps at I-85 North and Poplar Tent Road from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, August 15, to place additional pipes.

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.


2/19/2018 7:50 AM