This afternoon, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will have mobile lane closures on I-85 North and South between Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) and N.C. 73 (Exit 55) while crews work to repaint skip lines on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project
that were damaged in last week's snowstorm. These immediate closures are necessary to make the skip lines more visible, clearly defining lane separation to motorists.
Crews plan to start repairs on I-85 North at 1:30 p.m., progressing through the construction zone to N.C. 73, continuing repairs on I-85 South. The work should be completed before 5 p.m.
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.
For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.