Emergency Repair Work Requires Lane Closures on I-77 North through Early Afternoon Friday, May 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE - Two of three lanes remain closed on I-77 North past Exit 31 in Iredell County while crews remove a portion of the sign structure damaged from an accident earlier today. The damage created a safety hazard to drivers and must be removed before opening the lanes to traffic.

NCDOT has been coordinating with contractors with projects on alternate routes to remove any lane closures, including U.S. 21 and N.C. 115, which also have heavy congestion. Backups on I-77 stretch to at least Exit 19 (I-485) and drivers are encouraged to avoid this area if possible.

Overhead message signs on I-77, I-85 and I-485 are being used to alert motorists to the closures and to seek alternate routes.
Crews anticipate opening the lanes back to traffic this afternoon.

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