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NCDOT will Temporarily Close I-85 North at I-485 in Charlotte Tuesday, Wednesday Nights for Bridge Work

Detour will be posted as crews install girders for I-85/I-485 turbine interchange

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation this week will continue work on the I-85/I-485 interchange conversion in northeast Charlotte, as crews prepare to install additional bridge girders for the state's first turbine interchange.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, crews will close I-85 North at I-485 (Exit 48), detouring traffic to the I-485 Inner Loop to U.S. 29 (Exit 32). Motorists can turn left on U.S. 29 to go over the interstate, then turn left to get on the Outer Loop back to I-85 North. The detour will be removed by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Weather permitting, the closure will resume from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.

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 7:49 AM