CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $6.3 million contract to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte to improve approximately 13 miles of Interstate 85 between the U.S. 29/N.C. 49 connector and N.C. 73.
The project will consist of repairing and sealing the existing concrete pavement joints, repairing shoulders, and replacing all pavement markings and markers between the U.S. 29/N.C. 49 connector and Mallard Creek Church Road.
In the newer section of concrete highway between Mallard Creek Church Road and N.C. 73, crews will install snow plowable markers. Improvements will also take place to ramps at the University City Boulevard, Harris Boulevard, and Mallard Creek Church Road interchanges.
The project also includes improvements to the bridge over Mallard Creek, including a new deck overlay to improve the riding surface for drivers.
Work can get underway as early as April 27 and is scheduled to be completed by July 15, 2021.