I-40 EAST in Iredell County to be Closed for Bridge Construction Friday, June 15, 2012

PLEASE NOTE: CLOSURES WILL NOW BE ON I-40 EAST INSTEAD OF I-40 WEST

Work previously scheduled for westbound lanes now scheduled for eastbound lanes


RALEIGH— Lane closures previously scheduled to take place on I-40 West in Iredell County this weekend will now take place on I-40 East instead, due to a change in the contractor’s schedule. Weather permitting, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close both lanes of I-40 East at mile marker 146 in Iredell County beginning Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

In addition, one of two lanes will be closed on I-40 East between mile markers 146 and 148 from tonight (Friday, June 15) at 8 p.m. until Sunday, July 17 at noon.

During both closures, motorists are advised to take the following posted detour route:

·         From I-40 East, take exit 149.

·         Turn right off the exit ramp onto Stamey Farm Road.

·         Drive one mile then turn left onto U.S. 70/Hickory Highway.

·         Drive 2.9 miles then turn left onto U.S. 64/Garner Bagnal Blvd.

·         Drive 1.2 miles then turn right onto the entrance ramp for I-40 East.

Crews will be replacing the existing I-40 bridge deck with a latex concrete overlay. Additional night and weekend lane closures will be required over the next month, with all work being weather permitting.

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