The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work on a paving rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy on April 22.
One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed until the project is completed.
NCDOT crews will begin the project with full-depth patching operations along the four-mile stretch of road, followed by milling and replacing the road surface. Carl Rose & Sons Inc. of Elkin was awarded the $2,682,668 contract for the project.
Patching operations will be completed during daylight hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week until completion. Any lane closures installed during that time will be kept in place for roughly 24 hours to allow the pavement to cool. All lane closures during the patching phase will be removed no later than 8 a.m. on Friday mornings.
When the patching phase is completed, crews will move on to milling operations at night. Some lane closures will also be needed during the milling operations phase of the project.
Work is expected to be complete by mid-June. When the project is finished, the NCDOT reports that motorists will have a smoother ride along that stretch of I-77.
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