of I-485 to Open Soon After August 24
(July 18, 2004) Dianne
Whitacre, The Charlotte Observer's Dr. Traffic, reports that
8-mile section of I-485 from Arrowood Road to I-85 should open
shortly after an opening ceremony is held on August 24. The new
section will open either immediately after the ceremony or the next
morning, depending on when it is ready. The North Carolina Department of
Transportation plans to open the whole section to I-85 at once.
(They previously had planned to open the section from Arrowood Road
to Wilkinson Boulevard a few weeks before opening the big
interchange at I-85.)
Other parts of
Mecklenburg County have experienced major changes when sections of
I-485 have opened through them. Steele Creek is experiencing major
changes already and should expect more after August 25.
Find out more in
Ms. Whitacre's articles:
State plans ceremony for outer belt opening (7/23) and
Look west on I-485 shortly after Aug. 25 (7/18).
(You will need to
register with the Observer to view archived articles. Links
should remain active for at least a year.)