I-485 to be Widened up to Arrowood Road
(July 24, 2004) The new
section of I-485 will have three lanes each way, and the North
Carolina general Assembly recently approved funds to widen the
section between I-77 and Johnston Road. But what about the part
between those sections that lies between I-77 and Arrowood Road? If
it's left at two lanes it could become a big bottleneck.
widening actually is already in the works and is scheduled for next
year. Contracts could be let "as early as this October," said Tom
Thrower, Division Traffic Engineer with the North Carolina
Department of Transportation. He does no know yet if that section
will have six or eight total lanes.