• Stretch of Interstate 85 in Kannapolis to close for bridge demolition

    Updated:

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - A portion of Interstate 85 near Kannapolis will be closed in successive weeks to allow for the demolition of a bridge.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation said a 5-mile stretch of I-85 in Rowan and Cabarrus counties between Lane Street and N.C. 152 will be closed in the northbound lane beginning Thursday and lasting through Saturday.

    The same 5-mile stretch in the southbound lanes will be closed from Sept. 19 through Sept. 22.

    The work is part of the I-85 Corridor project, which involves replacing and rebuilding several bridges over the interstate. It's also adding four travel lanes, two in each direction, to an 8-mile stretch of the interstate in the two counties to improve traffic flow.

    The entire project is scheduled for completion in November 2019.

    Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Stretch of Interstate 85 in Kannapolis to close for bridge demolition

  • Headline Goes Here

    N Carolina governor signs debt bill for road-building boost

  • Headline Goes Here

    N Carolina GOP presses ahead with constitutional amendments

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Latest: Hunting, fishing amendment clears Senate

  • Headline Goes Here

    Officials search for missing man after wrecked car found