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Sunset Hill Road to Reopen in Statesville After Temporary Closure

CHARLOTTE A section of Sunset HillRoad in Statesville is scheduled to reopen around 8 p.m. today, allowing traffic to access a new connector road as part of the Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project in Statesville.

Sunset HillRoad between the Wendy's and Chili's restaurants was closed to traffic in early July to align the intersection of U.S. 21 with Glenway Drive. Now that those operations are complete, Sunset Hill Roadwill reopen and allow traffictotravel across anew connector road and bridge.

The bridgeconnectsU.S. 21 and Gaither Road and, as a result,permanently eliminatesthe existing two-way ramp at U.S. 21/I-40.This change will then allow crews to completethe new I-40 West ramps on and off U.S. 21.

NCDOT will have messageboardsinplace at the I-40 ramp and along U.S. 21 as motorists adjust to the new traffic pattern.

For real-time travel information, call 511, visit theTraveler Services sectionof NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT onTwitter.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM