NCDOT Secretary Tata to announce date of I-85 South Yadkin bridge opening
SALISBURY — N.C. Transportation Secretary Tony Tata will announce Thursday morning when the Interstate 85 South Yadkin Bridge will open.
Tata would hold a press conference on the bridge Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The state opened northbound lanes of the bridge last May during a similar media event.
Replacing the 57-year-old I-85 bridge over the Yadkin River is part of a $201.5 million project to realign and widen seven miles of the interstate in Rowan and Davidson counties and replace a number of bridges along the route.
The first phase of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project began in September 2010. A second phase will widen 3.8 miles of the interstate in Davidson County.