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I-40 East Bridge Over Yadkin To Be Closed

They’re just doing their job. And they’ll be doing it again this weekend.
The eastbound bridge over the Yadkin River on I-40 will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday as new concrete is placed on the driving surface.
Traffic will be detoured onto NC 801 to US 158 to Harper Road back onto I-40.
And those who are just doing their job? They’re officers with the Davie County Sheriff’s Department, stationed at strategic intersections and locations to try to keep traffic moving. With the large volume of traffic that uses I-40, that’s not always possible.
Last weekend, according to Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman, his officers were cussed at. Things were thrown at them. Insults were hurled.
And they’re out in the heat and rain, doing the best job they can, Hartman said.
To help alleviate the congestion, he suggests that local drivers take an alternate route if they’re headed east out of Davie County.
There are several possibilities:
• US 64 East to US 52 in Davidson County;
• take US 601 North to US 421 in Yadkinville; or
• take Farmington Road to Courtney-Huntsville Road, turn right and cross the Yadkin River onto Country Club Road just west of Lewisville.
And if you happen to get caught in the traffic, be kind to the officers. They’re just doing their job …