GASTONIA – Drivers should be on the lookout for a new traffic pattern at the Interstate 85 interchange with U.S. 321 in northern Gastonia tomorrow.
N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to open the new ramp from U.S. 321 South to I-85 North by Friday morning. The ramp is replacing the existing loop onto the northbound interstate, giving drivers more time to get up to speed and merge with interstate traffic.
The ramp was originally scheduled to open in November, but was delayed due to multiple weather events. The new I-85 South ramp to northbound U.S. 321 opened on Nov. 16.
Motorists should remember to use caution while adjusting to new traffic patterns.