I-485 Express Lanes

Project Overview

The proposed I-485 Express Lanes project would add one express lane in each direction on I-485 between I-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard), providing travel time reliability and improving traffic flows in this critical transportation corridor. This segment of I-485 carries between 80,000 and 146,000 vehicles per day and regularly becomes congested. The project would also add one general purpose lane in each direction along I-485 between Rea Road and Providence Road. In coordination with other projects in southeastern Mecklenburg County, this project will serve as part of a larger network of express lanes offering drivers the option of more reliable travel times.

I-485 Express Lanes Project Video