Motorists may experience traffic congestion
RALEIGH – Next week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin preservation work on the bridges that carry I-40 East and West over Hunting Creek just west of Mocksville. The work will require one lane of the interstate to close in each direction at the bridges, starting Tuesday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. and ending Tuesday, April 16, at 7 a.m. The lane closed will vary, depending on the phase of the work.
During the closures, crews will remove the asphalt from the driving surface of the bridges and then use high-powered jets of water to remove any deteriorated concrete. Once the hydro-demolition process is complete, crews will place a layer of latex-modified concrete on the bridges’ surface. These enhancements will improve the ride quality for motorists, as well as help the 45-year-old bridges last longer by sealing and protecting the pavement from water damage.
Motorists traveling through the work zone may encounter traffic congestion, especially during peak travel times. NCDOT encourages them to use caution and allow plenty of extra time to reach their destinations safely.
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