RALEIGH — A section of
Interstate 40 under the new N.C. 16 bridge between mile markers 130 and 132
near Conover will return to a normal traffic pattern this weekend.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the lane shifts on each side of I-40 near
the new bridge will be removed by contractor Blythe Development Co. New bridge
girders have been set and new median guardrails have been installed.
Other work on the bridge project will not require area lane shifts; however,
one more set of overnight detours is necessary in order to shift interstate traffic
back to its normal pattern.
From Friday at 9 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m., the I-40 West lane shift
will be removed and I-40 will be closed between mile markers 132 and 30. Motorists can take the following signed detour
- Take Exit 132 and turn left onto N.C. 16 South. Turn right onto
Rock Barn Road and turn right at the next traffic signal at First Street.
Go through three traffic signals and turn right onto the ramp at I-40 West
at Exit 130.
From Saturday at 9 p.m. until Sunday at 6 a.m., the I-40 East lane shift
will be removed and I-40 will be closed between mile markers 130 and 132. Motorists can take the following signed detour
- Take Exit 130 and turn left onto First Street. Turn left onto Rock
Barn Road (the third signalized intersection) and turn left onto N.C. 16
North. Turn left at the next traffic signal onto the ramp to access I-40
East at Exit 132.
motorists to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations
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