After years of bumper-to-bumper commutes and the worst bottlenecks in the state, progress is being made in plans to expand a busy stretch of Interstate 485 in south Charlotte.

Contractors have been hired to expand a stretch of I-485 that extends nine miles, adding new lanes from Interstate 77 to Rea Road.

According to reports, the design team is now determining how to put it all in place and tweek the plans to add additional lanes and even add a massive flyover at the Johnston Road interchange.

Drivers should expect some lane closings to accommodate the construction next summer, but so far there are no expectations of closing the interstate completely.

Every day, over 135, people hit Interstate 485 in Charlotte.  The traffic on certain stretches can easily turn a simple commute into a length bumper-to-bumper congested haul.  Not to mention, rush hour brings on daily nightmares of stop-and-go and dangerous crashes.  Whether it’s rush hour or any other time of day, if you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, call the Car Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  You can trust our attorneys to assist you on a successful path to recovery.