Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close Pleasant Ridge Road between the intersections of N.C. 68 and Market Street and Alcorn Road and N.C. 68 in Oak Ridge this week.
The road closure is necessary to allow for the tie-in of the newly realigned Pleasant Ridge Road that's part of the future I-73/U.S. 220/N.C. 68 connector project.
The project includes the building of a 9.4-mile, four-lane roadway as well as a taxiway bridge at Piedmont Triad International Airport that will cross over the future I-73.
"This work is one of the steps towards completion of this portion of interstate that will help connect drivers from Guilford County to Rockingham County and other areas north," said Division Seven Engineer Mike Mills.
The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and the new interchange will open at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, weather permitting.
Traffic will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the work but will be able to detour from both the east and westbound ends using Market Street, N.C. 68, Alcorn Road and Edgefield Road.
The department encourages motorists to pay attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.