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. Thursday, July 11, 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.
Crews will close the ramp to safely remove sections of concrete. The ramp should open to traffic by 6 a.m. Friday, July 12.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.