Elm Lane bridge over I-485 to open Tuesday
The road has been closed since Aug. 31, 2020.
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 10:52 AM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A ribbon cutting is taking place Tuesday to officially open the Elm Lane bridge over Interstate 485.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the road has been closed since Aug. 31, 2020, to remove the existing bridge and build a wider structure that includes bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
During the year-long closure, traffic has been detoured along N.C. 51, Rea Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway, NCDOT officials said.
Tuesday’s opening is set for 9 a.m.
Good news! 📰— NCDOT Charlotte Area (@NCDOT_Charlotte) August 30, 2021
The Elm Lane bridge over I-485 will open Tuesday! Here’s a quick glance at how the bridge has taken shape over the past year. 👇 pic.twitter.com/iG7jyyRalH
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