• 48°

Construction closes lanes of I-85 in China Grove overnight

CHINA GROVE – With a potential winter storm brewing this weekend, construction crews shut down part of Interstate 85 South in China Grove from midnight to 6 a.m. today to speed up work, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Crews were to work in the southbound lanes between Mile Markers 69 and 64 in Rowan County near China Grove. The left lane closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday, and the southbound side of the highway closed completely at midnight. All lanes should be open by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The closure is needed so crews can safely enhance pavement line painting, replace reflective pavement markers and make guardrail adjustments ahead of potential winter weather later in the week.

The detour in place sent all traffic off the highway at Exit 68, then south on U.S. 29 for about five miles, where vehicles were to turn left on Lane Street and go two miles to get back to I-85 South.

Drivers were urged to slow down and use caution as they approached the closure signs, and to anticipate traveling through the area may take longer than usual because of the detour.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Comments

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

BREAKING NEWS

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

Nation/World

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

Nation/World

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Nation/World

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen