Road closures come to I-85 in China Grove area - | WBTV Charlotte

Road closures come to I-85 in China Grove area

The road work will extend from mile marker 61 to 70 (WBTV) The road work will extend from mile marker 61 to 70 (WBTV)
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors must close portions of Interstate 85 north and south between mile markers 61 and 70 in China Grove to replace a bridge. This construction is associated with the I-85 Widening and Improvement project spanning Rowan and Cabarrus Counties.

Overnight closures of northbound lanes will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, and will wrap-up by Wednesday March 29, at 6 a.m. Northbound traffic will detour using Exit 63, Lane Street and U.S. 29.

Southbound closures will begin at midnight on Thursday March 30, and will wrap up by Tuesday April 4, at 6 a.m. Southbound traffic will detour using Exit 68 and U.S. 29 in the opposite direction.

Work will take place nightly from midnight until 6 a.m. to lessen the impact on commuters. Contractors will also narrow N.C. 152 to three lanes until the new bridge is complete.

“Overall, the project involves replacing and rebuilding several bridges over I-85 while adding four travel lanes to an 8-mile stretch, which will help improve traffic flow in the area,” said Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey.

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

Copyright 2017 WBTV.  All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vehicle crashed into business in Gaston County

    Vehicle crashed into business in Gaston County

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:16:55 GMT
    WBTV graphicWBTV graphic

    A vehicle crashed into a business in Gaston County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around noon in the 800 block of N. 14th Street. Gastonia Fire Department assisted the Bessemer City Fire Department on the scene. 

    More >>

    A vehicle crashed into a business in Gaston County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around noon in the 800 block of N. 14th Street. Gastonia Fire Department assisted the Bessemer City Fire Department on the scene. 

    More >>
  • Officials locate missing 11-year-old boy last seen Saturday

    Officials locate missing 11-year-old boy last seen Saturday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:45:40 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police DepartmentCharlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for a missing boy reportedly last seen Saturday. Officials say Elijah "Tank" Hendricks, 11, was last seen in the area of Amity Garden headed to an unknown destination.  

    More >>

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for a missing boy reportedly last seen Saturday. Officials say Elijah "Tank" Hendricks, 11, was last seen in the area of Amity Garden headed to an unknown destination.  

    More >>
  • One person confirmed dead in fatal crash on I-77 N

    One person confirmed dead in fatal crash on I-77 N

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-05-20 11:56:33 GMT
    (Fred Craft | WBTV)(Fred Craft | WBTV)

    Huntersville Fire Department responded to a fatal car crash on I-77 N near Exit 25 north around 4:30 a.m. Officials say three cars were involved in a crash that left one person confirmed dead on the scene. A second person was transported for potentially life threatening injuries.  

    More >>

    Huntersville Fire Department responded to a fatal car crash on I-77 N near Exit 25 north around 4:30 a.m. Officials say three cars were involved in a crash that left one person confirmed dead on the scene. A second person was transported for potentially life threatening injuries.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly