NCDOT to Close N.C. 86 Bridge over I-85 in Hillsborough for Night Work Tuesday, July 23, 2013

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin nightly closures on Wednesday, July 24 for the N.C. 86 bridge over I-85 in Hillsborough. The closures are necessary for bridge joint construction and grooving operations and will take place each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work should be completed Saturday, July 27, at 6 a.m.

Motorists are advised to allow an additional 10 minutes for travel to their destination and to use the following signed detours:

Detour for N.C. 86 South traffic:
  • Take ramp onto I-85 South;
  • Merge onto I-85 South and take Exit 164 to Hillsborough;
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Old N.C. 86;
  • Cross over the bridge and turn left to merge onto I-85 North;
  • Take the next exit toward N.C. 86 South.

Detour for N.C. 86 North traffic:

  • Take ramp onto I-85 North;
  • Take Exit 170 to U.S. 70 West;
  • Turn left onto U.S. 70 West;
  • Take the ramp on the left to I-85 South;
  • Take I-85 South to Exit 165 for N.C. 86 toward Hillsborough.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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