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NCDOT Contractors to Begin Widening Portion of I-40 Business East in Forsyth County

WINSTON-SALEM - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin widening a two-lane 0.7-mile stretch of US 421/I-40 Business East in Kernersville.
On Thursday, Aug 14, at 9 a.m., workers will close down the right outside lane of US 421/I-40 Business East near Exit 15 at the intersection with Macy Grove Road. This is a continuous closure and construction is slated to be complete Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.
Motorist in the area are encouraged to use I-40 East instead of US 421/I-40 Business East. Westbound 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.
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2/15/2018 5:23 PM

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