NCDOT to change I-485 Speed Limit to 70 mph

NC DOT announced Thursday their plans to implement a 70 mph speed limit for the 67-mile outer belt. Crews will begin installing the updated signs Tuesday, May 26, and they will be completed by Friday, May 29.

NC DOT also announced Wednesday the final strip of Interstate 485 Outer Loop will open Friday, June 5, around noon.

The 5.7 mile strip from N.C. 115 to Interstate 85 will finish the 67-mile outer loop around Charlotte and serve as an important connection between I-77 to I-85, according to NC DOT