Expect more delays on I-40

Published 12:32 pm Thursday, July 19, 2018

Projects along I-40 in Davie County will continue to cause lane closures in coming weeks.

Farmington Road from US 158 to I-40 will include closed lanes through most of this month as crews complete roundabouts at each end of the I-40 bridge. Access to and from I-40 at Farmington Road will be closed.

Between NC 801 and the Yadkin River, an eastbound lane will be closed on I-40 Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, from 6 p.m.-5 a.m. A westbound lane will be closed those same nights from 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Crews will be removing existing guardrail and installing temporary barriers for the demolition of the private Bert’s Way bridge.

The multi-year project will include widening to three lanes in each direction from Harper Road in Clemmons to a mile west of NC 801 in Davie County. It will also include widening and replacing the bridge over the Yadkin River.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is working to install the roundabouts before the start of school.

“We believe a new roundabout will help alleviate some of the traffic issues in the area which is home to three schools and several businesses,” said Division 9 Maintenance Engineer John Rhyne.

The department will install signs providing warning of the roundabout along both roads leading to the intersection.

NCDOT reminds motorists to use caution, watch signs for construction and allow time to reach destinations safely.