North Carolina Drivers Can Expect A Year Of Detours When The State Revamps This Major Highway
North Carolina drivers can expect a year of detours when the state revamps this major highway. The interchange at highway 85 and and 485 in Charlotte stays notoriously congested. Plans are underway for that to change.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation revealed in an update, the revamping will begin in 2025. According to our source, The Charlotte Observer, the project moved forward back in November. That’s when “North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore revealed he was allocating 45 million dollars to move forward on the redesign”. Moore went on to say the interchange at highway 85 and 485 in Charlotte is one of the most congested in the state.”
How will that effect local drivers when the project begins? It is important to know the state plans to detour traffic. The Sam Wilson bridge at I 85 will be closed for a year according to the Charlotte Observer. Here are the two detours being considered. In a direct quote from the Charlotte Observer, a west detour route called the “Blue Route” and that’s Sam Wilson to Performance Road and beyond. There will also be an east detour option called the “Pink Route”. That’s Sam Wilson to Moores Chapel to I 485.
North Carolina drivers can expect a year of detours when the state revamps this major highway. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have a public meeting on the changes from 4-7 Thursday February 8. It will be held at Mount Caramel Baptist Church,7237 Tuckaseegee Road. You can review maps and go over other options with representatives at that time.
Construction is slated to being on the project in fall of 2025. And it is expected to be finished in 2028. North Carolina drivers can expect a year of detours when the state revamps this major highway. But hopefully when construction is complete, it will make for smoother, safer, faster, travel. To learn more about this story, get details from our source right here.