2016 city bonds include funding to build I-85 bridge

The 2016 Charlotte bond referendum includes money to build a new bridge between University Research Park and University Place at Doug Mayes Place.

In this new video from University City Partners, learn how this bridge will help connect our business district and increase ridership on the coming LYNX Blue Line Extension to uptown Charlotte.

The I-85 North Bridge will connect Research Drive north of I-85 to JW Clay Boulevard and University Place south of I-85. The project includes improvements to Doug Mayes Place and Louis Rose Place. Project website

Video produced by Miguel Avila for University City Partners.

Learn more about I-85 N. Bridge at Nov. 3 meeting

The public can get information about the planned I-85 North Bridge at a community meeting on Nov. 3 at Elevation Church, 8105 IBM Drive. The meeting will start at 6 pm, with a short presentation at 6:30. City staff will be present to answer questions and explain project details.











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