NCDOT: More road closures for Rowan, Cabarrus

NCDOT: More road closures for Rowan, Cabarrus

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Drivers who travel through the work zone for the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project will encounter a short closure next week while crews place beams for construction of a new bridge at N.C. 152 in China Grove.

A small section of I-85 North at the N.C. 152 interchange will close overnight from midnight until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Oct. 11.

"Following the installation of the beams contract crews will build a more efficient bridge to accommodate the interstate widening," said Division 9 Resident Engineer, Kelly Seitz.

Law enforcement will be stationed at the closure and will detour motorists around the work along I-85 North and the U.S. 152 interchange.

Overall, the project involves:

-Replacing and rebuilding several bridges over I-85 and eliminating substandard clearances,

-Adding four travel lanes (two in each direction) to an 8-mile stretch of I-85 to improve traffic flow,

-Completing the expansion of I-85 through Cabarrus and Rowan counties.

"Without these improvements, traffic volumes are predicted to increase each year and exceed capacity by 2035," said Division 9 Board Member Michael Wells Sr.

The entire project is scheduled to be complete by November 2019.

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