RALEIGH--The N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending work over the holidays on a maintenance project on a pair of Interstate 40 bridges over the Yadkin River between mile markers 180 and 182.
The project involves working on the deck joints for the east and westbound bridges. The work is weather dependent due to the nature of the materials being used, and can only take place when air temperatures are above 45 degrees and there is no precipitation.
The project was scheduled to be completed by Friday, Dec. 19, and the eastbound bridge is done. But work on the westbound side will resume the week of Jan. 5 and be completed the week of Jan. 12, weather permitting.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. 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, visit the Travel section of the NCDOT website, call 511, or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.