Last leg of I-485 to be started by end of the year
Posted on 25 Feb 2009 by Matthew Tyndall
“Construction on the last segment of Interstate 485 should begin by the end of the year – six years ahead of the current construction schedule, Gov. Bev Perdue said Tuesday.
In a surprise announcement, Perdue and Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said federal stimulus money could pay for part of the highway, which would complete Charlotte’s often-delayed 65-mile loop.”
Read more by Steve Harrison at the Charlotte Observer.
The road: Last leg of I-485, from Old Statesville Rd. (115) to I-85. Approx. 5.5 miles with 8 lanes.
The cost: $120 million for the road, $100 million for the I-85/I-485 interchange.
Timeline: Construction to begin in late 2009 after the start date of this leg had been pushed back to 2013 then back to 2015. Completion: Construction is estimated to take 2 years.
Is there a map somewhere that shows the predicted path that this final portion of 485 will take? I’m looking to see what neighborhoods will be razed. Thanks in advance.
Here’s a map. Warning — it is a PDF that is over 7MB so it could take a little while to load: http://mumpo.org/PDFs/ThoroughfarePlan.pdf
Thank you James.