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Sharon School Road Bridge over Interstate 40 in Statesville Closed

Concrete supports, deck work part of preservation project; lane closure in work zone

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has temporarily closed the Sharon School Road bridge off Exit 141 over Interstate 40 west of Statesville to repair the concrete bridge piers that support the bridge. One lane of I-40 will be closed in the work zone during the day for crews to replace the concrete, as well as complete any cleaning and painting structural steel and bearings under the bridge.

The new concrete should take a couple of days to cure. At the same time, crews from Lanford Brothers Company Inc. of Roanoke, Va. will be removing the bridge decking and replacing it with a latex concrete overlay. The detour may stay in place while this work is being done. Weather permitting, the project is scheduled to be completed by June 1.

This bridge rehabilitation project is part of a $3.7 million contract awarded last May to rehab eight bridges in Iredell County and four in Catawba County.

While the bridge is closed, motorists can take the following detour route:

  • For northbound traffic, take I-40 east to Old Mountain Road to I-40 West back onto Sharon School Road.
  • For southbound traffic, take I-40 West to Oxford School Road to I-40 East back onto Sharon School Road.

NCDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM