ELKIN – A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will start a short-term closure of the southbound U.S. 21 Bypass ramp to Interstate 77 in Surry County as part of a major rehabilitation project.
Starting Wednesday, July 8, the U.S. 21 Bypass ramp southbound will be closed for several weeks so crews from Archer Western can remove old concrete and the supporting base, then rebuild the ramp designed to last another 30 years.
Southbound drivers will be detoured to N.C. 268 (C.C. Camp Road) which will allow drivers to cross over U.S. 21 Bypass then join I-77 South.
This construction is part of a $49.5 million project to completely rehabilitate five miles of the interstate and the associated ramps. The project began last spring and is scheduled to conclude by Sept. 1, 2021.