Final Link Of Charlotte's Outer Loop Highway Almost Completed
After more than 20 years of construction, I-485 is expected to be completed within three months. The final link is a five-mile section in northern Mecklenberg County.
Nat Hunter, the resident engineer overseeing the project says that it will be completed between late May and mid-June. The section will be an eight-lane highway that connects I-77 to I-85.
According to Hunter, the road's completion date depends on the weather. The cold temperatures and precipitation have made it difficult to grade and pave the road.