KERNERSVILLE – Two lanes and an exit along Interstate 40 west of Greensboro are set to close Wednesday night as sign work continues for the Business 40 Improvements Project.
Weather permitting, the two right lanes of westbound I-40 are scheduled to close between Sandy Ridge Road (Exit 208) and the I-40/U.S. 421 split from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday. The exit for U.S. 421 North (Exit 206) is also scheduled to close from 11 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.
“The closures are required to set in place a new overhead sign for I-40 and Salem Parkway," said NCDOT Resident Engineer Larry Shaver. “This is one of three new signs along I-40 West that not only replace the old Business 40 signs, but also increase motorist awareness to the U.S. 421 North exit."
As the U.S. 421 North exit closes at 11 p.m., motorists wishing to take the exit will be directed to a detour route along I-40 West and N.C. 66 (Exit 203) to access U.S. 421. Should the work be completed prior to 6 a.m., the lane closures will be removed and the exit reopened at that time.
Drivers should slow down and be cautious near the work zone and allow extra time for the detour.