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New Interstate 485/Garrison Road interchange to open in June 2011

When the Southwestern corner of Interstate 485 in Mecklenburg County was opened in October 2004, some wondered what was going on with the unbuilt interchange between Wilkinson Blvd (US 29/74 - Exit 9) and NC 160 (Exit 4).

The diamond interchange with Garrison Road was clearly graded, but there was no asphalt, no concrete, no signs, nothing.  Well six years after the six lane I-485 was opened to traffic, there's construction activity going on at this 'ghost interchange'.

NCDOT has recently awarded a $1.2 contract to Boggs Paving to complete the grade work and pave the interchange ramps for what will be Exit 6 or 7.  The new interchange which will give additional access to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport will be a 'ghost' no more in June 2011.

Story: Work begins on I-485/Garrison Road interchange ---Mecklenburg Times

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