NCDOT will close a section of Beard Road in Mecklenburg County next week Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Closure is part of project to complete I-485 Outer Loop


CHARLOTTE -- The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Beard Road between Ridge Road and Christenbury Road in Charlotte at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, weather permitting. The closure is part of the Charlotte Outer Loop project, completing the final 5.7-mile segment of I-485 in Mecklenburg County.


The closure is scheduled for 45 days while contractor Lane Construction works to realign the road at the intersection of Ridge Road. Motorists will follow a posted detour along Christenbury Road, Odell School Road and Mallard Creek Road.


NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.


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For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.



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