COLFAX – Lanes of Interstate 40 west of Greensboro are set to close this weekend as part of sign work for the Business 40 Improvements Project.
The two left lanes of westbound I-40 are scheduled to be closed between Sandy Ridge Road (Exit 208) and the I-40/U.S. 421 split (Exit 206) from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday. The left lane of eastbound I-40 is also scheduled to be closed in this area during the same time frame this weekend.
“The closures are required to replace two sections of the concrete barrier wall in the median,” said NCDOT Resident Engineer Larry Shaver. “The new sections will allow for the installation of new overhead signs for Salem Parkway and additional signage for the I-40/U.S. 421 split.”
The left lane is expected to remain closed along this stretch of I-40 West until May 15. If the sign work is completed prior to that date, the lane closure will be removed.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing low traffic volumes, Shaver noted the work could be completed without significant impact to I-40 motorists.