CLEMMONS – A section of Interstate 40 is set to close overnight Saturday while N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews shift traffic onto a new bridge at the Davie-Forsyth county line.
Westbound I-40 traffic will be forced to take Harper Road (Exit 182) between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will be detoured to follow Harper Road, U.S. 158 and N.C. 801 back to the interstate.
The closure is needed so the contractor can safely shift traffic onto the first phase of a new bridge over the Yadkin River.
This work is part of the ongoing project to widen and improve I-40 and replace the bridges over the Yadkin River.
Drivers should watch for signage alerting them of the all-lanes exit of I-40 West and allow extra time to safely navigate the detour route.