Monday, October 17, 2011

Take a ride on Jeff Gordon Expressway

   Ready for a ride on Jeff Gordon Expressway?

   If the Mecklenburg County Commissioners approved a resolution on Tuesday night, race fans will get to do just that on a stretch of Interstate 85 in Mecklenburg County.

   Mecklenburg County has recently been approached by NASCAR to request that the N.C.  Board of Transportation designate a portion of Interstate 85 as the "Jeff Gordon Expressway" for his 85th career Sprint Cup Series victory and his humanitarian efforts in Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina.

   The portion of Interstate 85 for which the request is being made (located in the unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County closest to the Charlotte Motor Speedway) is the segment from the City of Charlotte corporate limit line to the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus county line.

   Check out the proposed resolution county commissioners will consider here.

1 comment:

  1. I would wait till Jeff Gordon retires before recommending any streach of road or highway named after him. He could win another ten more races from now, then it would look silly to have a portion of I-85 for 85 wins when he should have a portion of I-95 for a possible 95 career wins. Dedication of roads and highways are usually after the person has worked or served first.