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10/30/2014: Major Delays on I-40 Business in Forsyth County Due to Falling Concrete From Silas Creek Parkway Bridge

Major Delays on I-40 Business in Forsyth County Due to Falling Concrete From Silas Creek Parkway Bridge

Posted 10/30/2014 3:43:53 PM

WINSTON-SALEM —N.C. Department of Transportation Incident Management Assistance Patrol crews are clearing debris that has fallen from the Silas Creek Parkway Bridge in Winston-Salem.The incident occurred around about 3 p.m. today when Winston-Salem Police noticed the chunks of concrete in the southbound lanes.  No injuries have been reported.The two-lane highway is down to one lane while bridge maintenance crews investigate. While the highway is not completely blocked, drivers can expect delays.NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit http://www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.
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8/13/2014: NCDOT Closes Both Lanes of I-40 West Due to Crane Accident in Forsyth County

NCDOT Closes Both Lanes of I-40 West Due to Crane Accident in Forsyth County

Posted 8/13/2014 3:56:30 PM

WINSTON-SALEM — N.C. Department of Transportation crews have closed portion of I-40 West near Sandy Ridge Road after a crane tipped on its side in Winston-Salem. IMAP crews on the scene say the crane began to tip over around 2 p.m. The operator and crews nearby were unharmed. The crane is currently on its side and once it is up-righted later this afternoon, one lane of traffic will be re-opened. Traffic is being rerouted along a detour route at Exit 206 I-40 Business West/US-421 to Exit 6A, US-52 South. NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, expect delays and allow additional time to reach their destination. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. 
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8/5/2014: NCDOT Closes Right Lane of US-421 South/Bus 40 East at NC-66 Forsyth County Due to Tractor Trailer Fire

NCDOT Closes Right Lane of US-421 South/Bus 40 East at NC-66 Forsyth County Due to Tractor Trailer Fire

Posted 8/5/2014 8:50:25 PM

WINSTON-SALEM—- N.C. Department of Transportation crews have closed the right southbound lane of US-421 (I-40 Business East) due to a disabled tractor trailer at Exit 15 in Winston-Salem. IMAP crews on the scene say the vehicle went up in flames just before 8 p.m.; this section of US-421 is expected to remain closed until further notice while authorities investigate the crash and crews clean up the scene. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit http://www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.
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7/30/2014: *UPDATE* NCDOT Closes Portion of Business 85 in Davidson County For Pavement Repairs *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* NCDOT Closes Portion of Business 85 in Davidson County For Pavement Repairs *UPDATE*

Posted 7/30/2014 7:05:29 AM

GREENSBORO —N.C. Department of Transportation crews close a 0.2 mile section of Business 85 South (US 29/70/B85) in Lexington Wednesday, July 30, for pavement repairs, weather permitting.Crews will alternate lane closures along the portion of Business 85 South near the West 5th Avenue Exit. Work will take place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is expected to be complete by Friday, Aug 8 at 4 p.m.NCDOT reminds motorists to use caution in the area, watch signs for construction information and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser of your smartphone.
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7/21/2014: **UPDATE** NCDOT to Begin Widening Portion of US 421/I-40 Business West in Forsyth County

**UPDATE** NCDOT to Begin Widening Portion of US 421/I-40 Business West in Forsyth County

Posted 7/21/2014 10:56:41 AM

WINSTON-SALEM — N.C. Department of Transportation crews will begin widening a two-lane 0.8 mile stretch of US 421/I-40 Business in Kernersville. On Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m. crews will close down the right outside lane of US 421/I-40 Business Westbound near Exit 15 at Macy Grove Road. This is a continuous closure and construction is slated to be complete Thursday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. This work is part of the project to widen and extend Macy Grove Road from Industrial Drive to Mountain Street in Kernersville, including a new interchange at US 421/I-40 Business. The purpose of this project is to increase the traffic capacity along the roadway, which will ease back-ups and improve flow of critical hospital emergency traffic that utilizes the highway. This project is the first phase of what will eventually become the new Kernersville Loop that will tie into the future interchange with the Macy Grove Road Improvements Project. The highway will be open however delays are expected. Motorist in the area are encouraged to use I-40 instead of US 421/I-40 Business West. Eastbound US 421/I-40 Business traffic will not be affected.  NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, expect delays and allow additional time to reach their destination. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
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