NCDOT will intermittently close lanes, ramps on I-85 at N.C. 73 in Cabarrus County beginning Sunday night Friday, May 17, 2013

Motorists should stay alert while crews continue N.C. 73 bridge demolition on $125.2 million I-85 widening project

 

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will be working with contractor Lane Construction at the I-85 interchange with N.C. 73 (Exit 55) beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 19, weather permitting.

 

Demolition of the existing bridge will require intermittent lane and ramp closures in both directions to keep motorists and workers safe. This work is part of the 6.8-mile I-85 widening project, improving I-85 from four to eight lanes from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73. Lane and ramp closures will take place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Wednesday morning, May 22.

 

Sunday, May 19:

  • Crews will close the left lane on I-85 North and South at N.C. 73 at 11 p.m.;
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 South at N.C. 73;
  • All lane and ramp closures will be removed by 6 a.m. Monday, May 20.

 

Monday, May 20:

  • Crews will close the left lane on I-85 South at N.C. 73 at 11 p.m.;
  • Depending on how much work is completed Sunday night, the left lane on I-85 North may need to be closed, also at 11 p.m.;
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 South at N.C. 73;
  • All lane and ramp closures will be removed by 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.

 

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Crews will close the left lane on I-85 North at N.C. 73 at 11 p.m.;
  • At midnight, traffic will be shifted up and over the exit and entrance ramps on I-85 North at N.C. 73;
  • All lane and ramp closures will be removed by 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 22.

 

 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) 983-4171.

 

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