Ad Spot

April 21, 2021

Lanes of I-85 closed Wednesday to take down N.C. 150 bridge

The N.C. Department of Transportation is closing a 6-mile section of I-85 North near the Yadkin River on Wednesday, July 27, to demolish the N.C. 150 bridge over the interstate. The closure will extend from Old Union Church Road (Exit 79) to Clark Road (Exit 85). It will start at midnight and end at 6 a.m., weather permitting.
During the closure, motorists traveling on I-85 North must take the following detour route:
• Take Exit 79 and turn left onto Old Union Church Road. Follow it into Spencer;
• Turn right onto U.S. 29/70 (North Salisbury Avenue) and take it across the Yadkin River;
• Turn left onto Old Salisbury Road;
• Turn right onto Clark Road and follow it back to I-85 North.
Law enforcement officers will be stationed along the detour to help traffic move safely through the area. While traveling in the work zone, motorists are advised to slow down, pay attention and follow the posted construction signs. NCDOT scheduled the closure for the overnight hours to minimize the impact to traffic.
The demolition work is part of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project, the state’s top mobility project. Crews will demolish the N.C. 150 bridge over I-85 North on Wednesday, and in the coming days, they will tear down the N.C. 150 bridge over I-85 South. Contractor Flatiron-Lane will build a reconfigured, more efficient interchange. The first phase of the project, which includes this work, is scheduled to be complete by January 2013.
For more information on the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project, visit www.i-85yadkinriver.com. To receive instant updates on traffic pattern changes, construction-related congestion and project milestones, follow NCDOT’s I-85 Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/NCDOT_I85.

Comments

Comments closed.

BREAKING NEWS

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

Coronavirus

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Crime

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

Crime

Rowan County woman faces drug crimes for gas station incident

Crime

Blotter: Thousands of dollars in lumber taken from Newsome Road house

Local

Locals react to Chauvin verdict, reflect on work still to do

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park