Donnie Oehler's cow pasture property over-looks the new I-485. More development is likely to bring more traffic to an area that already sees a lot of congestion. Neighbors such as Oehler, who owns Oehler's Mallard Creek Barbecue, are hopeful the completed I-485 - which has been under construction for 27 years - improves traffic flow but are bracing for more apartments, more businesses and more cars. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s gonna be a mess,” said Oehler. “The day that thing opens, it’ll be something.”
Donnie Oehler's cow pasture property over-looks the new I-485. More development is likely to bring more traffic to an area that already sees a lot of congestion. Neighbors such as Oehler, who owns Oehler's Mallard Creek Barbecue, are hopeful the completed I-485 - which has been under construction for 27 years - improves traffic flow but are bracing for more apartments, more businesses and more cars. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s gonna be a mess,” said Oehler. “The day that thing opens, it’ll be something.” T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Donnie Oehler's cow pasture property over-looks the new I-485. More development is likely to bring more traffic to an area that already sees a lot of congestion. Neighbors such as Oehler, who owns Oehler's Mallard Creek Barbecue, are hopeful the completed I-485 - which has been under construction for 27 years - improves traffic flow but are bracing for more apartments, more businesses and more cars. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s gonna be a mess,” said Oehler. “The day that thing opens, it’ll be something.” T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com