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.