NCDOT to Close U.S. 29 Connector North in Rowan County Starting Tonight for Bridge Preservation Work Thursday, November 01, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the U.S. 29 Connector North at the U.S. 29/N.C. 152 interchange near China Grove starting tonight at 7 p.m. for bridge preservation work. NCDOT will reopen the road, which connects U.S. 29 to I-85, by Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., weather permitting.
The closure is necessary to allow crews to perform preservation work on the U.S. 29 Connector North bridge over I-85 North. Crews will use high-powered jets of water to remove any deteriorated concrete from the bridge. Once the hydro-demolition process is complete, they will place a layer of latex-modified concrete on the bridge’s surface. These enhancements will improve the ride quality for motorists, as well as help the bridge last longer by sealing and protecting the pavement from water damage.
While the closure is in effect, motorists should take the following detour route:
  •   Take the exit to U.S. 29 North (North Main Street);
  •   Merge onto U.S. 29 North (North Main Street);
  •   Continue on U.S. 29 North (North Main Street) for 2.4 miles;
  •   Turn right onto Webb Road;
  •   Follow Webb Road for 0.75 miles to the I-85 junction; and
  •   Turn left onto the I-85 North entrance ramp to access I-85 North.
In addition, traffic on N.C. 152 West wanting to access I-85 North should follow the detour along U.S. 29 North (North Main Street).
NCDOT will help guide motorists around the closure with large message boards and signs.
Drivers may experience traffic delays while the closure is in effect. The department encourages motorists to take alternate routes, if possible, to avoid the area.
For real-time travel information in Rowan County at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter at Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
(Editor’s note: Click here – - to see a Google map of the project location and the detour route.)

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