Motorists on Interstate 485 in southern Mecklenburg County can expect lane closures, ramp closures and rolling roadblocks at night over the next two weeks, as crews work to repair a large overhead sign.
The N.C. Department of Transportation says Lane Construction will be working to remove the overhead sign structure on I-485’s inner loop, a short distance west of the South Boulevard entrance ramp. The sign structure was damaged May 1 in a vehicle wreck.
Jennifer Thompson, a spokeswoman for the DOT, says the repairs will take place Monday through Thursday nights this week and next week. Work will start at 9 p.m. each night.
Thompson said the right lane will be closed at 9 p.m. each night, and lane closures on both the inner and outer loops are likely afterwards. The intermittent rolling roadblocks are likely for 20-minute periods.
In addition, ramp closures are scheduled three different nights.
The ramp to the I-485 outer loop to South Boulevard will be closed Wednesday night; the ramp from I-485’s outer loop to N.C. 51 will be affected June 24; and the ramp from I-485’s inner loop to N.C. 51 will be closed June 27.
Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107.
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