- The N.C. Department of Transportation
will close N.C. 8/Winston Road at the interchange with Business 85 in Lexington to mill and patch the asphalt on the bridge over Business 85. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and the road will reopen by 4 p.m. Motorists on northbound N.C. 8/Winston Road will use Business 85, Greensboro Street Extension and East 9th Street to navigate around the work zone. Motorists on southbound N.C. 8/Winston Road will use Business 85 South, West Center Street and Business 85 North as a detour. A map of the work area and detour routes can be seen here.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 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. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.