Ramp closing along I-85 near NC 152 delayed

Published 3:34 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

Update: The ramp closing has been delayed. Part of West Innes Street will still be closed Monday.

CHINA GROVE – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will close the U.S. 29/601southbound ramp onto N.C. 152 eastbound for continued work along the I-85 widening project.

Crews will close the road at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Weather permitting; it will reopen no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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

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

Overall, the project involves replacing and rebuilding several bridges over I-85 to meet current design requirements and eliminate substandard clearances. The department is adding four travel lanes (two in each direction) to an 8-mile stretch of I-85 in Cabarrus and Rowan counties to improve traffic flow. The work will complete the expansion of I-85 through Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Traffic volumes are predicted to increase each year and without these improvements, exceed the road’s capacity by 2035.

The entire project is scheduled to be complete by November 2019.

West Innes closing

The city of Salisbury’s Street Division has a need to close a lane within the 400 block of West Innes Street next week.

This will disrupt traffic traveling westbound on Innes Street. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. each day. They plan this project to begin on Monday, Sept. 24, and last through Wednesday, Sept 26.

For questions, please contact Brandon Wilhelm at 704-638-5251.