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
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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