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NCDOT will temporarily close exit ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 North in Cabarrus County Thursday night

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the entrance ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 North in Concord from 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, weather permitting, as part of the department's $125.2 million I-85 widening project from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55).

Crews will also temporarily close the right lane on I-85 North approaching Poplar Tent Road (Exit 52) to safely align the new entrance ramp to the interstate.

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