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NCDOT will temporarily close the right shoulder on section of I-485 in Mecklenburg County next week

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will intermittently close the right shoulder on the I-485 Outer Loop in Charlotte between I-77 and Johnston Road (Exit 67 and Exit 61) from 9 p.m. Monday, April 1, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 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.

During the closure, crews will be checking the condition of the existing asphalt shoulders that will be used in temporary traffic patterns during construction. If necessary, the contractor will schedule additional closures on Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

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

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


2/19/2018 7:51 AM