MINT HILL – Weather permitting, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will be working on a section of the I-485 outer loop between N.C. 51 (Blair Road) and Idlewild Road tomorrow and Sunday. The work is part of a $7 million project awarded in July.
One lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. both days while crews implement a rolling operation for striping work that must be done in dry conditions above 50 degrees. Work will not continue in the event of rain.
Using a technique called pavement rehabilitation, this project will extend the service life of the existing pavement by removing any pavement that may be aged, embrittled or cracked. The pavement thickness may also be increased to strengthen existing sections to accommodate current or future traffic volumes.
Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this location and allow extra time to reach their destination.