The North Carolina Department of Transportation in the US is expected to award the contract for reconstruction of the I- 85/I-485 interchange in Mecklenburg County in Charlotte city by the end of September.

The contract is expected to be awarded to US-based Lane Construction, which is the lowest bidder for the $92.2m contract.

Work includes expanding the interchange to accommodate increased traffic expected from the scheduled completion of the I-485 loop.

The project will also involve widening 6.8 miles of I-85 to eight lanes from Mecklenburg County into Cabarrus County.