Expect delays on I-40

Published 9:47 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two weeks ago, there was a wreck on the Yadkin River bridge that closed eastbound I-40 traffic for hours.

A few days later, there was a wreck on the westbound side just inside Davie County that had the same effect.

Now, it’s construction that will cause delays.

The N.C. Department of Transportation contractors have shifted all traffic from the westbound side of Interstate 40 to the eastbound side between mile markers 171 and 177. This traffic shift into a two-way, one-lane pattern is necessary for an overhaul of this portion of the highway in Davie County.

Crews will make repairs to concrete pavement and complete an asphalt overlay on this stretch of highway. The traffic shift is expected to be completed by midnight on Wednesday, April 19, weather permitting.

“This rehabilitation project is a necessity in order to extend the life span of the highway,” said Division Nine Senior Assistant District Engineer Marcus Kiser.

Transportation officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit when traveling through work zones.

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