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Ramp Closures Planned Tonight for I-85 Widening Project

CHARLOTTE - The I-85 South on and off ramps for Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) will be closed overnight tonight so crews on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project can do ramp work. The closure is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday, weather permitting.

Signed detours will be in place, with I-85 South motorists being sent to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46), where they can exit and then turn around get on I-85 North to go back to Bruton Smith Boulevard.

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

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

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8/23/2018 2:58 PM