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NCDOT will Temporarily Close Entrance Ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 North in Cabarrus County Tonight

Closure is part of $125.2 million I-85 widening project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the entrance ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 North in Concord at 9 p.m. tonight, weather permitting. The closure is part of the 6.8-mile I-85 widening projectfrom four to eight lanes from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73.

Crews will close the ramp for pipe repairs to prevent water ponding on the pavement. The ramp should open to traffic by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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