After Almost 50 Years of Construction, Charlotte’s 485 Will Officially Be Complete Tomorrow

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last leg of 485 completeThe last leg of the most talked about road construction projects in Charlotte’s history is about to officially open.

The N.C DOT, Charlotte Chamber, and University City Partners are planning a massive ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at 1pm to celebrate the long awaited completion of the beltway.

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The opening of the last 5.7 mile piece of highway between NC 115 and I-85 will join the first piece (the connection of I-85 with US 29) of 485 which was completed back in 1967 (although the planning for the entire beltway was not official until 1975).

At almost 50 years in the making, Charlotte’s I-485 will go down in the record books as one of the most time consuming highway projects in US history.

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