DOT awards contract for next I-85 expansion

April 12, 2014

CONCORD, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation last week awarded a $187 million contract to Blythe Construction Inc. to widen about 8 miles of I-85 from four lanes to eight lanes from north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55) to north of Lane Street (Exit 63) in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.

This project will complete the interstate’s expansion through Cabarrus County.

The project will include improvements at the interchanges with U.S. 29/601 (Exit 58), Dale Earnhardt Boulevard (Exit 60) and Lane Street (Exit 63). The existing at-grade rail crossing on Winecoff School Road in Kannapolis will also be eliminated.

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