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NCDOT will temporarily close lanes, ramps at I-85 and N.C. 73 in Cabarrus County this weekend

Closures are part of $125.2 million I-85 widening project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be working at the I-85 interchanges with N.C. 73 (Exit 55) in Concord beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, August 2, weather permitting. Crews will shift traffic in both directions to the inside lanes of the interstate, as 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.

At 9 p.m., crews will close the exit ramp from I-85 South to N.C. 73, and the ramp will reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 6. On Sunday night, August 4, crews will close the right lane on I-85 North at N.C. 73 at 9 p.m. The interstate will be closed at midnight, and traffic will be directed up and over the ramps until 6 a.m. Monday, August 5.

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 7:50 AM