The N.C Department of Transportation will open the final section of Interstate 485 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday.
The 5.7-mile segment will connect N.C. 115 and I-85 and complete the 67-mile circle around Charlotte. The highway’s first section opened in 1990.
The ceremony, hosted by the DOT, the Charlotte Chamber and University City Partners, will happen at the I-85 and I-485 Turbine Interchange near Mallard Creek Road.
The new highway will open for traffic immediately after the ceremony.