NC receives $100 million to widen I-85 corridor in Cleveland, Gaston counties

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

North Carolina will receive $100 million in federal grant funding for improvements along Interstate 85 between Charlotte and the South Carolina line.

The Infrastructure Rebuilding America awardis one of 26 grants nationwide announced on by the federal government – a total of $1.5 billion. It will assist the state DOT to widen 10 miles of I-85 in Gaston County from six to eight lanes, which will include improvements at interchanges, overpasses and railroad bridges.

Funding will also build several miles of sidewalks, bike lanes and paths, install electric-vehicle charging stations and broadband improvements in Gaston and Cleveland counties, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news release.

“Strengthening infrastructure and making transportation safe, clean and more resilient will build a stronger North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “These funds will deliver critical transportation improvements, better connect our people to high-speed internet and move our state forward on clean transportation.”

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