Lane and ramp closures happening on I-85 this week

Lane and ramp closures happening on I-85 this week
Road work will take place on I-85 South between Old Union Church Road (Exit 79) and Julian Road (Exit 74). (Source: WBTV File)

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Lane and ramp closures will take place this week on I-85 in Rowan County.

NCDOT crews are working to rehabilitate the roadway. Diamond grinding, which makes the road surface smoother for drivers, will take place on I-85 South between Old Union Church Road (Exit 79) and Julian Road (Exit 74). The right two lanes of the interstate will be closed from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

There will also be two overnight ramp closures.

From 10 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, the ramp from I-85 South to Innes Street (Exit 76) is scheduled to close. To access Innes Street, drivers will continue on I-85 South to Jake Alexander Boulevard (Exit 75) head back up I-85 North.

From 10 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, the ramp from Innes Street onto I-85 South is scheduled to close. To access I-85 South, drivers will take I-85 North to the Old Union Church Road (Exit 79) interchange.

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