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NCDOT will temporarily close ramps at I-85 at Poplar Tent Road in Cabarrus County Thursday, Friday nights

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its project to improve mobility and safety on I-85 in Concord with ramp closures beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, weather permitting. Each closure will allow crews to safely shift traffic on the I-85 widening project from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55).

Thursday, Sept. 26:

Crews will temporarily close the exit ramp from I-85 North to Poplar Tent Road (Exit 52) until 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Sept. 27:

Crews will temporarily close the entrance ramp from Poplar Tent Road to I-85 North until 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

In addition, traffic on Poplar Tent Road between I-85 and Derita Road will be shifted to new pavement beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. No offsite detour will be needed.

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 www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter atwww.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" 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.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM