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New lanes will be added on I-485 in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – The NCDOT has awarded a $346 million contract to Blythe Construction, Inc. of Charlotte to add an express lane in both directions of Interstate 485 in south Charlotte between I-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard), part of a network of express lanes that offers drivers the option of more reliable travel times

The project will also include these improvements:

  • Adding one general purpose lane in each direction of I-485 between Rea Road and Providence Road
  • Widening the bridge carrying Ballantyne Commons Parkway over I-485 in Charlotte
  • Improving the interchange at John Street in Matthews
  • Building an interchange at Weddington Road in Matthews

The State of North Carolina will own the I-485 express lanes. The N.C. Turnpike Authority and the N.C. Department of Transportation are leading the planning, construction and maintenance of the lanes. All tolling, account management and toll collection customer service will be administered by the Turnpike Authority.

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2019 and the project is expected to open to traffic in late 2022.

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UPDATE: All lanes are now open. This was due to a suicidal person.

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