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LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Drivers using Interstate 85 are going to see something new in Davidson County.

Workers with the N.C. Department of Transportation will shift traffic on that stretch of highway Thursday onto the newly constructed lanes of I-85 North. It’s the latest step in the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project.

Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. By Friday at 6 a.m., the traffic pattern shift should be complete, weather permitting. After that, the four new lanes of I-85 North will carry two lanes of northbound traffic and two lanes of southbound traffic from Exit 81 in Rowan County to Clark Road in Davidson County. Traffic is to remain in this pattern on I-85 North until crews finish building the new I-85 South lanes in April 2013.
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