lane to be closed throughout the weekendRALEIGH — Weather permitting, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close both lanes of Interstate 40 East in Iredell County overnight this weekend for bridge deck resurfacing. Both lanes of I-40 East will be closed at mile marker 146 starting Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, June 24 at 6 a.m.
In addition, one of two lanes will be closed on I-40 East between mile markers 146 and 148 from Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, June 24 at noon.
During both closures, motorists are advised to take the following posted detour route:
- From I-40 East, take exit 146 (Stamey Farm Road) and turn right.
- Follow Stamey Farm Road one mile to U.S. 70 (Hickory Highway). Turn left onto U.S. 70 East.
- Follow U.S. 70 East for 3 miles to U.S. 64 (Garner Bagnal Boulevard). Turn left onto U.S. 64 West.
- Follow U.S. 64 West for 1.2 miles to get back onto I-40 at mile marker 148.
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, weather permitting.
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