Overnight lane closures coming to I-85 in west Charlotte
UPDATE 7/27/2018: Overnight lane closures will continue next week along I-85 in west Mecklenburg County as part of a $10.6 million improvement project between mile markers 36 and 28.
Crews will close the three right lanes to safely set up equipment and start repairing any trouble spots. The contractor will be working between Little Rock Road (exit 32) and Tuckaseegee Road. (exit 34) The closures will be in place from 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, until 6 a.m. the next day. Weather permitting, the closures will continue each night through Saturday morning, Aug. 4.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Overnight lane closures are scheduled along I-85 in western Mecklenburg County as part of a $10.6 million improvement project between mile markers 36 and 28. That’s basically between Brookshire Blvd. and the Catawba River bridge at the Mecklenburg/Gaston County line.
The contract, awarded to Crowders Construction Company of Charlotte, includes using a technique called pavement rehabilitation, which will extend the service life of a nearly 8-mile stretch of the existing roadway by removing any pavement that may be aged, embrittled or cracked. As part of the project, the pavement thickness may also be increased to strengthen existing sections to accommodate current and future traffic volumes.
Crews will have to close the 3 right lanes to safely set up equipment and start repairing any trouble spots. The closures will start on I-85 south near Brookshire Blvd. (exit 36) and continue south through the week as work progresses. The closures will be in place nightly between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Monday, July 23 until Saturday morning, July 28, weather permitting.
Lane closures will continue to be scheduled as work advances and as weather permits. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2019.