Gov. Pat McCrory was in Charlotte Friday morning for a naming ceremony of the final segment of the Interstate 485 outer loop.
The segment was named in honor of H. Allen Tate Jr., CEO of the real estate company Allen Tate Co. and a long-time advocate of transportation improvement in the Charlotte region, the N.C. Department of Transportation said.
The final 5.7-mile segment of the Charlotte beltway should open in late May or early June, depending on the weather, DOT spokeswoman Jordan-Ashley Walker said.
That segment stretches from N.C. 115 to Interstate 85.
The DOT previously had hoped to complete the work by last December. But DOT officials said at the time that anticipated freezing weather would postpone the laying of asphalt.