NCDOT: I-85 South to temporarily close at I-485 for bridgework - | WBTV Charlotte

NCDOT: I-85 South to temporarily close at I-485 for bridgework

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The N.C. Department of Transportation will resume setting bridge beams and overhangs to convert the existing I-85/I-485 interchange in north Charlotte to a turbine interchange, the first of its kind in North Carolina.

This design utilizes smaller, single-span bridges and smaller columns, and is easier to maintain.

Crews will need to close I-85 South to safely perform the work. Beginning Tuesday night at 10 p.m.,  motorists will be detoured from I-85 South to I-485 (Exit 48), following an onsite detour back to I-85 South until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Weather permitting, the closure will continue from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2014.

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

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