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Next section of I-485 won't open until October 2008....we hope.

It looks like the next section of I-485 in North Mecklenburg County won't be open until this coming October. The section which will run from NC 16 to I-77 and NC 115 was to have opened this past March, but will at best open over 18 months behind schedule.

A number of issues have hurt the completion of this segment, mainly utility and right of way issues. The contractor has just recently begun to poor concrete.

This will be the last segment of I-485 to be completed in Charlotte until after 2015.

Story: Charlotte Observer

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