Charlotte - The Department of Transportation will close one lane on I-85 North in Kannapolis at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, as work continues on the I-85 widening project.
The closure is necessary for crews to set bridge girders over Coldwater Creek. The left lane will be closed approximately one mile from south of Exit 60 (Dale Earnhardt Boulevard) to north of Coldwater Creek.
The lane is expected to open by 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. One lane will remain open to traffic during the closure.
The department encourages motorists to pay attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
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