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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Construction
  • County: Iredell
  • Type of Project: Interstate Interchange Improvement
  • STIP Number: I-3819A
  • Completion Date: March 14, 2017
  • Cost: $89,072,360.65
  • Contractor: Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
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I-40 and I-77 Interchange - Statesville

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Project Overview and Purpose

The I-40 and I-77 interchange in Statesville is a critical intersection of North Carolina. Built in the late 1960s, the current configuration has outlived its original purpose.

Original projections of the interchange indicated a maximum of 5,000 vehicles per day (vpd). Today, the interchange sees more than 70,000 vpd, with projected growth to 110,000 vpd by 2035

Several phases of the project involve areas on and around the interchange area:

  • Construct a new multi-level interchange;
  • Widen I-40 to six lanes between NC 115 to Old Mocksville Road.;
  • Widen I-77 just north and south of I-40 to accommodate the new ramps;
  • Construct new collector distributor lanes on I-40 that allow traffic access to and from U.S. 21 without disrupting traffic flow;
  • Reconstruct U.S. 21 north of Glenway Drive to the BB&T north of Lakeside Drive, with a diverging diamond interchange at I-40 and sidewalks on either side.
  • Reconstruct the bridge on Radio Road
  • Remove Gaither Road access to U.S. 21, and build an access road with a bridge from Gaither Road next to the Furniture Store, behind Chili’s, and intersecting with Hillside Lane for access to U.S. 21 via Sunset Hill Road.
  • Close the existing interchange at Old U.S. 64.

Lane Closures

During construction, various lanes will be closed as needed. However, all lanes on the following portions of the interchange will be open during the following times:

I-40 and I-77, including ramps
Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
U.S. 21
Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
U.S. 64 (Davie Avenue)
Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glenway Drive
Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Travel lanes on I-40, I-77 and U.S. 21 will remain open during the following holidays and special events:
New Year’s Day holiday
From 6:00 a.m. December 31 through 8:00 p.m. January 2.
Note: If January 1 falls on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, lanes will remain open until 8:00 p.m. the following Tuesday.
Easter weekend
6:00 a.m. Thursday until 8:00 p.m. the following Monday.
Memorial Day weekend
6:00 a.m. Friday at 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. the following Tuesday
Independence Day holiday
6:00 a.m. on July 3 until 8:00 p.m. on July 5.
Labor Day weekend
6:00 a.m. Friday until 8:00 p.m. the following Tuesday.
Thanksgiving weekend
6:00 a.m. Tuesday until 8:00 p.m. the following Monday.
Christmas holiday
6:00 a.m. of the Friday before the week of Christmas Day until 8:00 p.m. the following Tuesday after the week of Christmas Day.
NASCAR race events at Charlotte Motor Speedway
6:00 a.m. the day before the event until 8:00 p.m. on the day after the event ends.

Noise and Retaining Walls

Noise and retaining walls will be built in the following locations

I-40 Westbound
From just west of Radio Rd. across from Western Avenue Baptist Church to where Museum Road moves away from I-40.
I-40 Eastbound
From the east side of Radio Road, extending to the down ramp at U.S. 21 behind the Highway Patrol Station.
I-77 Southbound
From south of Davie Avenue (U.S. 64), extending south up the ramp to Broad Street;
From the creek just south of Broad Street, south to Camden Drive, behind St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Download the NCDOT Noise Abatement Policy, effective July 2011 (requires Adobe Reader).


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Contact Information

John Cook, NCDOT Transportation Division 12 Resident Engineer

  • Contact Us:
  • Project Hotline: (704) 534-3542
  • Address: 124 Prison Camp Road, Statesville, NC 28625

Contractor: Zachry Construction Corp.

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.