Cabarrus County Highway Construction Nearly Finished - myfoxcarolinas.com

Cabarrus County Highway Construction Nearly Finished

Posted: Updated:
  • Kacie HollinsMore>>

  • Kacie Hollins

    Kacie Hollins

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:40:16 GMT
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
  • Charlotte Stars in New York Times Feature

    Charlotte Stars in New York Times Feature

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:32:55 GMT
    If you only had 36 hours to spend in the Queen City, what would you do? Where would you eat? What would you want to see? That is the idea behind the New York Times '36 Hours' feature.
    If you only had 36 hours to spend in the Queen City, what would you do? Where would you eat? What would you want to see? That is the idea behind the New York Times '36 Hours' feature.
  • Gaston County Launches Local Entrepreneur Competition

    Gaston County Launches Local Entrepreneur Competition

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:06:18 GMT
    For the second year in a row, Gaston County is holding it's own miniature version of the reality television competition 'Shark Tank'.
    For the second year in a row, Gaston County is holding it's own miniature version of the reality television competition 'Shark Tank'.
Charlotte, NC -

 

If you commute on I-85 you’ve probably already noticed that construction the Cabarrus County area looks about done. It’s back to 4 lanes, and the speed limit is back to 65 miles per hour. Traffic is flowing more freely on this section of I-85, but there is still construction left to be done on two intersections: Highway 73 and Poplar Tent Road.

They're putting in 'Diverging Diamond' Intersections. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says these intersections will alleviate some traffic at these on and off ramps.

"Basically what it does is eliminate a lot of the waiting at stop lights when you come off an interstate, so the backups onto the ramps are gonngoing toless," said NCDOT spokeswoman Jen Thompson.

These intersections were supposed to be finished by June 23, but Thompson says crazy winter weather caused some unexpected delays.

"There’s a lot you can’t do when there’s 8 inches of snow on the ground. But the primary operations at that point... we were looking at trying to pave, maybe trying to put down pavement markings, and even in temperatures that cold, even if we didn’t have snow, there are a lot of limitations to what you can do," Thompson said.

If all goes accoaccordingschedule, Thompson says the last of the construction at these two intersections should be finished by September 21.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • Second West Charlotte High Student Hit by Car

    Second West Charlotte High Student Hit by Car

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:32:10 GMT
    A second student at West Charlotte High School was hit by a car while walking along Beatties Ford Road.
    A second student at West Charlotte High School was hit by a car while walking along Beatties Ford Road.
  • Kidz Consignment Sale going on Labor Day Weekend

    Kidz Consignment Sale going on Labor Day Weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:57:53 GMT
    Charity Bailey gave us a first look at the Kidz Children's Consignment Sale.
    Charity Bailey gave us a first look at the Kidz Children's Consignment Sale.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices