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New alignment opens for South Ridge Avenue in Cabarrus County

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are opening a new alignment of South Ridge Avenue Tuesday afternoon as part of the I-85 widening project from north of Exit 55 (N.C. 73) to north of Moose Road in Rowan County.

Part of the new alignment includes permanently closing the railroad crossing between South Ridge Avenue and Kannapolis Highway. Drivers will now use the new alignment and roundabout at the Stewart Street/Winecoff School Road intersection to get to Kannapolis Highway.

Motorists are encouraged to pay attention and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

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