I-40 ramp closed

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close the outside eastbound lane on Interstate 40 between mile markers 172 and 177, as well as the eastbound exit and entrance ramps at Farmington Road while they conduct pavement and bridge rehabilitation work.

The temporary closures are needed so crews can safely work alongside traffic.

Work began at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7 and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, weather permitting.

“Onsite detour signs will be in place to help drivers access business and homes in this area,” said Division 9 Senior Assistant District Engineer Marcus Kiser.

Drivers will use exit 180 and I-40 West to detour around the Farmington Road ramp closure.

These closures are apart of the second phase of an ongoing rehabilitation project in Davie County between west of U.S. 601 and Farmington Road. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2019.

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

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