WALLACE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close ramps at an Interstate 40 interchange in Pender County to improve safety and create a smoother ride for drivers.
On Oct. 21 between 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., the Interstate 40 East ramps at the U.S. 117 interchange will be closed. During the same times on Oct. 22, the I-40 West ramps will be closed at the U.S. 117 interchange.
NCDOT contract crews will mill and resurface the pavement. The work is weather dependent.
The detours are as follows:
- I-40 East to exit onto U.S. 117, then continue to Exit 398, get back onto I-40 West to Exit 390.
- U.S. 117 to get onto I-40 East, then take I-40 West to Exit 385, get back onto I-40 East.
- I-40 West to exit onto U.S. 117, then continue to Exit 385, get back onto I-40 East to Exit 390.
- U.S. 117 to get onto I-40 West, then take I-40 East to Exit 398, get back onto I-40 West.
All detours will be signed, and drivers will be directed to the next available exit off I-40. Drivers who normally take these exits should anticipate needing extra time for their commutes.