NCDOT to Temporarily Close Lanes Along I-73 South For Bridge Work in Guilford County Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENSBORO– Lane closures will be in place this weekend on a section of I-73 South in Greensboro. N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be removing concrete pouring frames on a section of the bridge over I-73 South between Mile Marker 99 and 101 in Greensboro.

Work is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. During that time, two of the three right southbound lanes of a 1.2 mile portion of highway will be closed so crews and motorists will be safe during the process.  Drivers can expect delays and are advised to use caution in the area.

The work is a part of the $40.1 million High Point Road widening project, which began in October of 2012.  The project involves widening a four-mile section of High Point Road from two lanes to four lanes with a median and constructing a new interchange with I-73, which will be the first diverging diamond interchange in the Greensboro area.

The diverging diamond interchange is unique because it allows traffic moving in two directions to temporarily cross to the left side of the road, moving a high volume of traffic through the intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. This innovative design will allow motorists to easily access I-73 from High Point Road and will prevent the congestion and crashes that can occur when vehicles back up on interstate ramps.

Construction is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting by Nov. 15, 2015, with landscaping and vegetation work continuing until May 13, 2016.

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