Speed limit to be lowered on I-85 near Concord

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 28, 2011

Speed limit loweron stretch of I-85
Drivers traveling along Interstate 85 between north Charlotte and Concord will need to reduce their speed where construction crews are widening the interstate and improving the I-85/I-485 interchange.
New speed limit signs will be installed on I-85 tonight and Wednesday night, reducing the existing speed from 65 miles per hour to 55 mph. The aim is to make travel safer for motorists and for construction crews working behind the barrier wall in the median.
The speed limit reduction extends from south of Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46) to 1.3 miles north of N.C. 73 (exit 55). The Department has also placed ěNo Parkingî signs throughout the project limits. The N.C. State Highway Patrol will also increase enforcement through the work zone.
If motorists experience car trouble and need assistance, they can do the following:
Call *HP and receive assistance from Incident Management Patrol from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday;
Call *HP for assistance from Highway Patrol during overnight hours.