• I-85 North closed Friday and Saturday

    By: Jamie Bowers


    Expect significant delays on I-85 northbound near Poplar Tent Rd./Exit 52 on Friday evening and Saturday evening.

    • From 9 p.m. through midnight each evening, one northbound lane will be closed.
    • From midnight through 5 a.m., all northbound lanes will be closed.

    For drivers traveling north on I-85, use Bruton Smith Blvd./Exit 49 (left) to Derita Rd. (right) to Odell School Rd. (continue straight) to NC 73 (right) as an alternate route.

    For drivers traveling into Concord, use I-485 outer loop/Exit 48 to North Tryon St./US 29/Exit 32 (turn left) as an alternate route.

    This construction is part of the I-85 widening project.

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