- Briefing Room
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Project Borrower / Sponsor||
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
This project constructed a new 5.7-mile, eight-lane section of Interstate from west of NC 115 (Old Statesville Rd.) to west of I-85 north of Charlotte. This is the last segment of the I-485 Outer Loop around Charlotte, linking I-77 to I-85. The project also included interchange improvements, service road realignment, and bridge construction. Related but separate projects in the completion of the I-485 Outer Loop include the widening of seven miles of I-85 from four to eight lanes, widening the southern section of I-485 from four to six lanes between I-77 and Rea Road, and the upgrade of the interchange between I-485 and I-85.
GARVEE bonds, State Transportation Trust Fund disbursements, contractor financing to be repaid by future General Assembly appropriations based on an availability payment schedule conveyed in the contract.
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Blythe Construction Inc./Wilbur Smith Associates (now CDM Smith)
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
|Duration / Status||
Construction began summer 2011
Construction completed spring 2015
Closed. Under this DBF contract, the design-builder completed construction over 4.5 years while agreeing to an "extended payment schedule" of 5.5 years.
Louis Mitchell, PE