Lanes of I-85 to close Monday for pavement work

Published 1:19 pm Friday, July 22, 2016

The Department of Transportation will close two of four northbound lanes along a one-mile section of I-85 between the exits for Innes Street and Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury.

The closures are needed so crews can safely rehabilitate the pavement, smoothing out bumpy areas with a diamond grinder.

“Road improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities,” said Division 9 Engineer Pat Ivey.

Work has been scheduled during the evening in an effort to minimize impact to traffic. The lane closures will take place nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Monday, July 25, and are expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 15.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.