Part of I-85 Corridor Improvement Project
RALEIGH - Motorists traveling south on I-85 at Belmont Road (Exit 86) in Davidson County will experience a minor traffic shift on Wednesday, Feb. 27, as crews make progress on the northern segment of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project. Starting at 8 p.m., crews will close the right lane of I-85 South near Belmont Road (Exit 86) to perform paving work on the new Belmont Road exit loop.
The lane closure and traffic shift are scheduled to end at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, but crews will reopen the lane as soon as the work is complete.
To promote safety, the N.C. Department of Transportation urges drivers passing through the work zone to slow down and pay attention to construction-related signs. While construction is under way, motorists can monitor traffic flow on the project website at www.i-85yadkinriver2.com/camera.html.
NCDOT broke ground in September 2010 on the southern segment of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project, which involves replacing eight bridges, widening 3.3 miles of I-85 and reconstructing the N.C. 150 interchange. The northern segment extends the interstate widening by an additional 3.8 miles from north of N.C. 150 to just north of I-85 Business. Work on both phases is concurrent and should be complete in the summer of 2013.
For more information on both phases of the $201.5 million project, visit www.i-85yadkinriver.com/. To receive instant updates on traffic pattern changes, construction-related congestion and project milestones, follow NCDOT's I-85 Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/NCDOT_I85.