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I-85 North ramp to close Sunday; Clark Road to close Monday

SALISBURY — N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the northbound Interstate 85 ramp at Exit 68 onto N.C. 152 for construction of a ramp as part of the I-85 widening project.

Crews will close the road at 9 p.m. Sunday. Weather permitting, it will reopen Aug. 15.

Drivers will be able to detour using Webb Road and U.S. 29.

DOT also will detour traffic off Clark Road at the intersection with Bringle Ferry Road east of Salisbury starting next week. Crews will replace a deteriorating 36-inch pipe under the road with a 95-inch pipe.

“The current pipe has worn out and will be replaced with the new, larger pipe to improve drainage in the area,” said Chuck White, bridge maintenance engineer.

Crews will close the road at 7 a.m. Monday. Weather permitting, it will reopen Aug. 31.

Drivers will be able to detour using Bringle Ferry Road and Clark Road in both directions.

Transportation officials advise drivers 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.

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