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NCDOT will start placing barrier walls for I-485 widening project in Mecklenburg County Sunday night

Work will require overnight lane closures for two weeks

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin setting barrier walls on I-485 between I-77 (Exit 67) and Johnston Road (Exit 61) in Charlotte from 9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, until 6 a.m. Monday, April 29, weather permitting. This work is part of the $83.3 million I-485 widening project, converting 9.2 miles of I-485 from four to six lanes between I-77 and Rea Road.

Crews with contractor Lane Construction have been working on strengthening the outside shoulders for the last two weeks in preparing to shift traffic during the widening project. The barrier walls will allow workers to safely do their jobs in the median without impacting traffic.

The contractor will start work on the inner loop Sunday night. On Monday night, April 29, crews will be working in both directions each night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday, May 10.

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) 289-1330. More details on the project are on the Charlotte Outer Loop project page.


2/19/2018 7:50 AM