RALEIGH - U.S. 64 will be closed at the railroad crossing near Decker Road,
southeast of Lexington, starting Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. The closure will
allow the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway to replace the tracks on the railroad
line that cross the highway just east of the Decker Road intersection.
Once the rails are replaced and the crossing re-graded, NCDOT crews will then repair the roadway at
that location before U.S. 64 can be re-opened. The earliest that is expected to
happen is by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, weather permitting.
A signed detour
will be in place, sending U.S. 64 westbound traffic right onto Cunningham Road
and left onto East Holly Grove Road to get back to U.S. 64. Eastbound traffic
will turn right on Conrad Hill Mine Road, left on Old U.S. 64 and left on N.C.
109 to get around the closure.
NCDOT reminds motorists to anticipate travel along U.S. 64 in that
area to take longer because of the detours, and also to watch for construction
and detour signs.
For real-time travel information any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT
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