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Traffic Monitoring Improvements Coming For I-85

Charlotte - The Department of Transportation is working with a contractor to tie in more traffic cameras and dynamic message signs on Interstate 85 to detect and respond to traffic incidents more efficiently.

The project includes installing fiber optic cable for six cameras along eight miles of I-85 between Sam Wilson Road in Mecklenburg County and Groves Street in Gaston County, and along Groves Street between I-85 and the intersection of U.S. 29/74. In addition, two existing dynamic message signs located on either side of the Catawba River will be integrated into the system.

Work can start as early as October 31 and is scheduled for completion in August 2017. Lane closures on I-85 will be restricted to overnight hours to minimize impacts to traffic. For the month of December. lane and ramp closures will also be adjusted on I-85 and at N.C. 7/Main Street to accommodate motorists visiting the McAdenville lights.

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM