Requires I-85 Business to close in both
directions for four days
RALEIGH – Crews
will begin demolishing the existing U.S. 64 bridge over I-85 Business in
Lexington this week to make way for a new, more modern bridge. Work will start
on Wednesday, March 20, at 10 p.m. and end by Sunday, March 24, at 6 a.m.,
To ensure motorist safety during the demolition process, the
N.C. Department of Transportation will
close I-85 Business in both directions at the interchange. Crews will set up
the following detour routes to help drivers travel around the work zone
Traveling on I-85 Business South: Take
the U.S. 64 West exit and turn left onto
U.S. 52 South. Follow U.S. 52 South to back I-85 Business South; and
Traveling on I-85 Business North: Take
the National Boulevard exit. Turn left onto Burler Street, turn left onto West
Center Street and turn right onto I-85 Business North.
NCDOT is replacing the existing bridge with a new bridge
built to modern design standards, which will improve safety and allow traffic
to flow more efficiently through the area. The $5.9 million project is
scheduled to be complete this fall.
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visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow
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