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BALLANTYNE | inside track Finally! Widening of 485���s Southern Leg to Start this Spring FLYOVER JOHNST ON RD. By Nan Bauroth THE LONG-ANTICIPATED WIDENING of the southern leg of I-485 of November 2016. Jen Thompson, communications officer for is beginning this spring. the North Carolina Department of Transportation, says lane construction must adhere to time restrictions in the contract. The Construction Scope The project consists of adding one inside lane in each direction from I-77 to Rea Road, widening existing bridges along the project route and resurfacing the roadway, as well as building a flyover from U.S. 521 North (Johnston Road) to I-485 West. The flyover will restrictions outline when lane closures are permitted and take into account holidays and special events. Traf��c Updates Commuters can stay in the loop on construction progress, begin at the existing I-485 East on ramp near John J. Delaney Drive, including information about current detours and closures, with one lane splitting to the left leading to I-485 West. by visiting the project page at In addition, to enhance traffic flow and safety, an auxiliary lane CharlotteOuterLoop or signing up on Twitter for updates at to the outside shoulder of westbound I-485 between U.S. 521 and (tweets will generally go to the N.C. 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road) will be built so that motorists department���s NCDOT and Charlotte feeds). who only want to travel from one to the next will no longer need Thompson also notes that drivers can always call 511 to access to merge into the general purpose lanes to make that transition. information on traffic updates for the I-485 corridor or any other road in Mecklenburg County. Timeline Construction is anticipated to begin later this spring, with the contractor now proposing completion by December 2014 instead 96 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE For updates on road construction in Ballantyne Corporate Park, check or visit and click on the ���Construction��� link. SPRING 20 1 3

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