As the new weigh station on I-85 in Gaston County nears completion, nightly lane closures will be in place on I-85 North next week for crews to install the facility's overhead signs.
Roads, bridges, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
The lane closures on I-85 North from mile marker 10 to 13 will begin the night of Tuesday, May 31, and continue through the night of Thursday, June 2. These lane closures will be removed each morning before rush hour to minimize any impacts on the traveling public.
While the lane closures are in place, crews will be installing overhead signs on I-85 and removing the concrete barrier currently in place on the interstate shoulder. The concrete barrier will be replaced with traffic barrels, which will allow crews to begin northbound paving work along the project limits.
This work is dependent on good weather conditions. Motorists traveling through the area during the lane closures are encouraged to slow down and be mindful of any crews working along the road.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.
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