Statesville’s Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project
RALEIGH – Interstate 40 East in Statesville will be reduced to one lane Wednesday, April 24, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Radio Road and U.S. 21 (Exit 150) as part of the Radio Road bridge closure/replacement project. The bridge over Interstate 40 will be torn down and replaced with a new bridge in the same location as part of the $89.1 million Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project.
During the bridge replacement project, I-40 traffic in the area may be restricted at times to one lane in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will not be any bridge work that would cause lane restrictions in the area during the day. Rolling road blocks may be conducted periodically to slow down traffic to allow construction equipment to enter the interstate.
Radio Road traffic will be detoured to N.C. 115 to access I-40 at Exit 150. Radio Road traffic north of I-40 will take Museum Road to N.C. 115, while Radio Road traffic south of I-40 will take Hartness Road to N.C. 115. This detour will be in place for 245 days once Radio Road is closed. The intersection of Radio Road, Gaither Road and Museum Road north of I-40 will become a three-way stop during the bridge replacement.
The N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Follow the project on the NCDOT website or on Twitter (#DOTStatesville).