SHELBY-- As crews continue improving theInterstate 40/77 interchange in Statesville, theN.C. Department of Transportationwillbe shifting I-40 Eastbound traffic at the U.S. 21 exit ramp, which isExit 151,onto anew detour. The ramp will be closed for the traffic shiftbeginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.
The new detour is expected to be in place some time between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5.All traffic will shift at the U.S.21 Exit Ramp and will followthe detour to I-77 South or I-40 Eastbound.
Motorists traveling to U.S. 21 and I-77 South will have to use the interchange detour to access U.S. 21 and I-77 South.
Eastbound traffic heading to U.S. 21 will travel to I-77 Northbound at Exit 152, and then travel around the loop ramp to I-40 Westbound and head west to U.S. 21.
Eastbound traffic heading to I-77 Southbound can travel to I-77 Northbound at Exit 152 and travel around the loop ramp, staying toward I-40 West and then continuing around the loop ramp to I-77 Southbound.
Message boards will still be in place on I-40 East Bound at the US-21 Exit 151, as well as on the new detour at the US-21 ramp split and again at the I-77 South and I-40 East split.
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