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Final leg of I-485 to open 1 p.m. Friday

Seen from Browne Road, grass seed is blown onto the side of I-485. I-485 construction continued on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 on a soon-to-open stretch between N.C. 115 to I-85 and the last portion that will complete the loop around Charlotte.
Seen from Browne Road, grass seed is blown onto the side of I-485. I-485 construction continued on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 on a soon-to-open stretch between N.C. 115 to I-85 and the last portion that will complete the loop around Charlotte. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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