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NCDOT will intermittently close lanes, ramps on I-85 widening project in Cabarrus County beginning tomorrow night

Motorists should stay alert while crews set bridge girders and continue N.C. 73 bridge demolition on $125.2 million I-85 widening project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be working with contractor Lane Construction on I-85 near the Rocky River bridge and at the interchange with N.C. 73 (Exit 55) in Concord beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, weather permitting.

This weekend, crews will be setting bridge girders over Rocky River north of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49), and will continue demolition work at the existing N.C. 73 bridge, requiring intermittent lane and ramp closures to keep motorists and workers safe.

This work 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.

Saturday, June 8:

  • Crews will close the right lane on I-85 North past Exit 49 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 9, to set bridge girders over Rocky River.

Sunday, June 9:

  • At 9 p.m., Crews will close the left lane on I-85 North at N.C. 73, and the right lane on I-85 South from the north end of the project to the exit ramp to N.C. 73;
  • At 10 p.m., the exit ramp from I-85 South to N.C. 73 will be closed;
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 North at N.C. 73;
  • All lane and ramp closures will be removed by 6 a.m. Monday, June 10.

Monday, June 10:

  • At 9 p.m., crews will close the left lane on I-85 North and South at N.C. 73
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 North and South at N.C. 73;
  • All lane and ramp closures will be removed by 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 11.
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 North at N.C. 73;

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 7:50 AM

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