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NCDOT will close I-85 North entrance ramp in Concord Thursday, Friday nights

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

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing the ramp from N.C. 73 to I-85 North in Concord at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8, weather permitting. The closure is part of the 6.8-mile I-85 widening project, improving I-85 from four to eight lanes from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55).

Contractor Lane Construction has to close the ramp to tie it in with a new section of N.C. 73. The ramp will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday mornings.

A separate closure is scheduled on the entrance ramp from George Liles Parkway to I-85 North at 2 a.m. Thursday morning while crews complete installing 300 feet of barrier. The closure should last about an hour.

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 www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" 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.

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2/19/2018 7:51 AM

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