• 36°

Parts of I-85 closing for bridge repair March 23

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close parts 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 project spanning Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

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

Southbound closures will begin at midnight March 30, and will wrap up by 6 a.m. April 4. 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 9 engineer Pat Ivey.

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

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Comments

News

Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokester

News

Rowan’s Sen. Ford backs ‘Election Integrity Act’ to move up absentee ballot deadlines

Business

Salisbury earns top 40 ranking on national list of best small cities to start a business

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to give minors convicted of murder a life sentence

Local

Quotes of the week

Local

Salisbury Human Relations Council offering online Racial Wealth Gap Simulation

News

Bill seeking permanent daylight saving clears NC House

News

Friends describe Elizabeth City man killed by deputy

Business

With second hobbit house now complete, Cherry Treesort looks toward future expansion

College

Catawba Sports: 2021 Hall of Fame class announced

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison

Local

Overton dedicates tree to longtime volunteer Leon Zimmerman

Coronavirus

First dose COVID-19 vaccinations up to 24% in Rowan County

Crime

Blotter: April 22

Crime

Lawsuit: Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office tore woman’s shoulder during traffic stop

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Local

City appoints more members to boards, commissions, with 9 seats left to be filled

News

Virtual play groups the new norm at Smart Start

Local

City meets in closed session to consult with attorney on two ongoing litigation cases

Education

Summit takes art out of the classroom, into the student’s home

Education

Education briefs: Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to RCCC

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

High School

High school football: Yow out as South head coach

Education

Shoutouts