MATTHEWS– Beginning Sunday night, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will begin removing the old bridge taking Weddington Road over Interstate 485. The demolition work is part of the current I-485 express lanes project to add an express lane and deliver additional corridor improvements between I-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard).
The bridge demolition will take up to six weeks, with all work being done at night. Crews will install a single lane closure at 9 p.m. Rolling roadblocks will be used to slow traffic between midnight – 6 a.m. Lane closures will be scheduled Sunday – Thursday nights until work is completed.
Vehicle traffic was recently shifted to the new bridge, so drivers using Weddington Road won't be affected.
Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this location and allow extra time to reach their destination.
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