CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- State transportation officials say no changes are planned for a work zone on Interstate 485 in south Charlotte despite a fatal wreck in which a dump truck struck a concrete construction barrier.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the N.C. Department of Transportation said the work zone is safe and no added signs or warnings are needed. NCDOT is widening I-485 and has installed temporary concrete barriers to protect construction workers.

On Thursday, 54-year-old Bobby Joe Hunt was killed when the dump truck he was driving struck a crash cushion put in place after a temporary off-ramp for construction vehicles. The truck flipped and burst into flames.

Spokeswoman Jen Thompson said the concrete barriers and crash cushions are the responsibility of Lane Construction, which referred all questions to the DOT.

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