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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.

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