CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the loop entrance ramp from Johnston Road (U.S. 521) South to the I-485 Outer Loop in Charlotte from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, weather permitting. The work is part of the $83.3 million I-485 widening project to add one lane in each direction between I-77 and Rea Road.
Crews had scheduled the work for Sunday night, but were rained out. During the closure, crews will continue boring along the edge of the ramp's travel lane to gather information for the future flyover bridge from Johnston Road North to the I-485 Inner Loop. Motorists traveling south on Johnston Road will make a U-turn at John J. Delaney Drive and continue north on Johnston Road to access the ramp to the I-485 Outer Loop.
Contractor Lane Construction has proposed completing the project in December 2014.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Know before you go by calling 511, the department's free travel information line, or get real-time travel information online. NCDOT also offers travel information for motorists and ferry passengers on Twitter. For more information on how to get travel information, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel.
For more information, please call the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.