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.
  • Family Adopts 'Suburban Smackdown' to Combat Consumerism

    Family Adopts 'Suburban Smackdown' to Combat Consumerism

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:53:17 GMT
    Do you think you can your family could go six months without buying anything new? There are two families here in Charlotte that have taken on that very challenge. The women behind health coaching company 'Spunky Avocado' brought their families on board for what they've dubbed the 'Suburban Smackdown'.
    Do you think you can your family could go six months without buying anything new? There are two families here in Charlotte that have taken on that very challenge. The women behind health coaching company 'Spunky Avocado' brought their families on board for what they've dubbed the 'Suburban Smackdown'.
  • Survey Finds Significant Increase in HGH Use Among Teens

    Survey Finds Significant Increase in HGH Use Among Teens

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:07 GMT
    Abnormal bone growth, heart failure, increased risk of diabetes... These are just a few of the many negative effects Human Growth Hormone can have on your health. But that hasn't stopped teenagers from experimenting with the stuff at an alarming rate.
    Abnormal bone growth, heart failure, increased risk of diabetes... These are just a few of the many negative effects Human Growth Hormone can have on your health. But that hasn't stopped teenagers from experimenting with the stuff at an alarming rate.
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>>

  • NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:22:09 GMT
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
  • Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:00 GMT
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
  • Newton and Receivers Looking To Get Familiar—Fast

    Newton and Receivers Looking To Get Familiar—Fast

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:11:01 GMT
    Recovery and bonding with new receivers among the challenges for Cam Newton. Rookie Kelvin Benjamin is one of those new wide outs.
    Recovery and bonding with new receivers among the challenges for Cam Newton. Rookie Kelvin Benjamin is one of those new wide outs.
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 | Terms of Service | Ad Choices