I-85 lane to close Saturday; Scout Road closed Monday

Published 12:05 pm Friday, May 4, 2018

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close two of four northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 85 between Jake Alexander Boulevard and Innes Street on Saturday for repair work on a rehabilitation project in Rowan County.

Alternating lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. while workers seal concrete roadway joints.

While the highway will not be completely closed, crews will work beside traffic lines. Drivers are urged to slow down in the work zone, watch signs for construction information, and obey the posted speed limit.


Also, DOT will close Scout Road on Monday to replace a broken drain structure that runs under the road.

The location is about 200 feet west of the intersection of Sportsman Drive. The GPS coordinates are N 35.6219 W 80.2865.

The road will be closed day and night, and the work will take three days.

The detour route will be Sapona Drive to Sportsman Drive and the reverse for outbound traffic. Below is a link showing the detour route.


The alternate dates for the closure are May 14-18.