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2.3 miles of I-485 to open in November

Well, the signs won't hold back up the opening of I-485 to NC 27 (Mount Holly Road) much longer. The next leg of the I-485 Outerbelt is scheduled to open near the end of November. All that needs to be done is lane striping and putting up a few more signs.

If you recall, a few months ago the opening of this segment of I-485 was delayed because there weren't any signs. A dispute on who was responsible signing off on for the specifications of metal sign supports. Then a dispute on who is responsible for footing the bill. Well, it appears that tussle may last awhile but at least the supports are on the way and the signs will be put up.

In addition to the NC 27 interchange, the nearly opened highway will have an interchange with Moore's Chapel Road. It appears that opening the highway to NC 16 will be early next year, and then onto I-77 and NC 115 next fall. That will then be it for awhile on I-485 because construction of the last northern piece from I-77 to I-85 near University will not begin until at least 2013.

Next I-485 leg to open in November ---Charlotte Observer

See also:
Sign Error May Delay I-485's Opening in Charlotte

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