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NCDOT will temporarily close ramps on I-485 in both directions near South Boulevard and N.C. 51 in Mecklenburg County next week

Closures are necessary to safely remove sign structure on the Inner Loop

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be working with contractor Lane Construction to remove an overhead sign structure on the I-485 Inner Loop west of the entrance ramp from South Boulevard (Exit 65) that sustained damage from a vehicle accident May 1. The structure removal will take place over several nights, beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, June 17, weather permitting. The work is scheduled Monday -Thursday nights June 17-20, and June 24-27.

The contractor will perform a right lane closure at 9 p.m. each night, and may switch lane closures between the Inner and Outer Loop. To safely remove the structure, intermittent rolling road blocks will be performed each night in 15-20 minute increments. In addition, the following ramps will be closed up to two hours during the structure removal:

Wednesday, June 19:

Entrance ramp from I-485 Outer Loop to South Boulevard.

Monday, June 24:

Exit ramp from I-485 Outer Loop to N.C. 51 (Exit 64).

Thursday, June 27:

Exit ramp from I-485 Inner Loop to N.C. 51.

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

For more information, please call the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.


2/19/2018 7:50 AM