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Another 3.5 miles of I-485 to open tomorrow

Bob Malme is Johnny on the Spot again.

According to an NCDOT Press Release, another 3.5 miles of I-485 will open in Northwest Mecklenburg County sometime tomorrow morning.

The opening will extend the highway northward from NC 27 to NC 16. This will greatly increase traffic on the northwest corner of the loop, which first opened from I-85 to NC 27 in December.

Traffic in Northeast Gaston and Eastern Lincoln County will have a quicker route to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Carowinds and South Carolina. There should be a slight decrease in traffic on NC 16 from I-485 to Uptown Charlotte.

The press release states that the next section of I-485 from NC 16 to I-77 and NC 115 should open in the Spring of 2008.

See:
NCDOT Press Release Regarding I-485 Opening

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