Detour on I-85 Friday and Saturday
CHINA GROVE – Road construction will detour southbound traffic on Interstate 85 near China Grove as contractors set girders for the new Old Beatty Ford Road bridge.
The work, scheduled from midnight until 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday, is part of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project.
“Girders that support bridge decks are substantial in size, so for the safety of workers and drivers, we are detouring all traffic,” said Kelly Seitz, Division 9 resident engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Ramp from Lane Street to close
Crews also will temporarily close the entrance ramp from Lane Street to I-85 North to prepare for a future traffic shift onto the new bridge that will take Lane Street over the interstate.
The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Saturday. Traffic will be detoured west on Lane Street to U.S. 29/601 North, and back to I-85 at Exit 68 in Rowan County.