- As work continues on upgrades to the I-40/77 interchange in Statesville, crews will close a portion of U.S. 21 later this week while girders are placed for the new I-40 overpass bridge.
U.S.21 will be closed under I-40 on Friday, Jan.29, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Saturday, Jan. 30, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. The closure is needed to allow crews to set bridge girders, which are support beams.
Detours will be in place for motorists using U.S. 21. Traffic on the north side of I-40 will be detoured to I-40 West, N.C.115 to I-40 East, and then back to U.S. 21. Traffic on the south side of I-40 will be detoured to I-40 East, I-77 North, then around the loop ramp to I-40 West and back to U.S. 21.
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