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New I-485 lanes to make debut

One of the most congested stretches of interstate in the Charlotte area will see relief Thursday with the opening of a third lane of I-485 in southern Mecklenburg. The N.C. Department of Transportation said the new outerloop lane between I-77 and Rea Road would be ready for the Thursday evening commute. A third innerloop lane is expected to be open to motorists Saturday morning.

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