I-77 lane closures to mean traveling delays

Staff Report

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing one lane in each direction of Interstate 77 starting Wednesday in order to pave parallel bridges north of Elkin.

The contractor, Diamond Surface, will be working at all hours on Mondays through Thursdays over the next month, but will limit the lane closures to nights on Fridays through Sundays until the expected completion of work on Nov. 23.

Alternating lane changes will occur at mile marker 86, just north of the interchange with N.C. 268, in order for the resurfacing to occur on the two bridges going over Ebenezer Church Road. Delays could be extensive during times with heavy traffic.

In the spring, crews from Diamond Surface will return to the area and complete the $1.5 million contract by diamond-grinding the pavement between mile markers 83 and 87, as well as resurfacing parallel bridges over the Mitchell River.

During this resurfacing project, drivers are urged to prepare for delays, obey all posted signs and slow down in work zones to increase safety for all motorists as well as the workers improving the roadway.

For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Staff Report

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