The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded the bid to widen another eight-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County and says construction could begin by next spring.
The $187 million contract was awarded last week to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte. The project will widen I-85 from four to eight lanes from north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55) to north of Lane Street (Exit 63) near the Cabarrus-Rowan county border.
Originally featured in Charlotte Observer – read full article here.
By Steve Lyttle
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.
Originally featured on Indpendent Tribune – read full article here.