• 52°

Ramp closing along I-85 near NC 152 delayed

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.

Comments

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

Nation/World

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago

Business

State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

Coronavirus

NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

News

Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain

Elections

Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Local

Kiwanis Pankcake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread

Crime

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

News

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

Local

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

Local

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

Crime

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

Coronavirus

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Nation/World

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday