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NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Lanes on I-85 in Charlotte Next Week

Closures are part of I-85/I-485 turbine interchange project

CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing work on the I-85/I-485 interchange conversion in northeast Charlotte as crews prepare to relocate barrier walls and install sign structures associated with the state's first turbine interchange.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, March 10, the department is scheduling nightly lane closures on I-85 North and South:

  • March 10: Right lane on I-85 North at I-485 (Exit 48) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, to install sign structures and reset barrier walls;
  • March 11: Right three lanes on I-85 South between I-485 (Exit 48) and Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, to install sign structures;
  • March 12: Left lane on I-85 North at I-485 (Exit 48) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, March 13, to remove median barrier walls;
  • March 13-14: Traffic will be shifted on I-85 North between Mallard Creek Church Road and Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and Friday nights.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.


2/15/2018 5:24 PM