MOCKSVILLE – A new traffic pattern will soon be in place along a stretch of Interstate 40 in western Davie County.
State transportation contractors plan to close the westbound lanes of I-40 between the U.S. 64 interchanges at Exits 168 and 162 at noon on March 16 to work on paving and rebuilding the interstate bridge over Hunting Creek.
Westbound traffic will be shifted across the median in a barrier-protected lane utilizing one of the existing eastbound lanes, meaning traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
This pattern is expected to be in place until mid-November, however, sections of the westbound lanes will reopen periodically as work on that side of the interstate is completed. U.S. 421 and I-77 may also be used to bypass the work zone.
Drivers should slow down when approaching this stretch of I-40 and be mindful of crews working in the area.
This work is part of the $55.6 million project to rehabilitate 6.5 miles of I-40, which includes replacement of two interstate bridges over Hunting Creek and upgrading the U.S. 64 bridge over I-40 at Exit 168.