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Highway Sign Switches Will Require Road and Lane Closures in Greensboro Next Week

Greensboro - Work by the N.C. Department of Transportation to change out signs next week will require some lane closures along I-40 East and West in Greensboro, as well as a closure of sections of U.S. 29 North and of Florida Street.

Crews will be changing overhead and ground mounted signs to reflect the change in name from Highpoint Road to Gate City Boulevard.

Work will start Monday, May 23, with a lane closure on I-40 West between mile markers 224 and 227. The closure will be in place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to avoid impacting rush-hour traffic.

The following day, Tuesday, May 24, the same work and a single-lane closure will take place on eastbound I-40 between mile markers 222 and 224. It will also happen between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 25, the project shifts to U.S. 29 North near I-40, and because it will require a complete closure, the work will be done between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning to lessen traffic impact. A detour will send traffic from U.S. 29 to Hooks Street to Florida Street to Willow Road to East Gate City Boulevard/Lee Street to Hackett Street to Gorrell Street back to U.S. 29.

As part of the U.S. 29 closure, there will also be a nearby section of Florida Street closed at the same time. A signed detour is also in place for that closure

NCDOT reminds motorists to slow down when approaching and going through the work zones, and where possible, move over an additional lane from the construction work for the safety of themselves, any passengers, other drivers and the construction crew.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM