NCDOT Secretary Tata to announce date of I-85 South Yadkin bridge opening

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 3:57 p.m.

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.

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