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Major Overnight Traffic Shift Planned on Interstate 40

​​STATESVILLE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will implement a major overnight traffic shift this weekend as part of the I-40/I-77 interchange project in Iredell County.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, both lanes of I-40 West will be shifted onto the westbound collector-distributor lanes. This shift is expected to be complete by 8 a.m. Saturday, July 18. The shift will allow work crews to safely continue the ongoing widening and additional concrete paving on I-40.  

During this period, vehicles traveling to U.S. 21 will no longer use Exit 152B, but instead will continue on I-40 West through the traffic shift and use Exit 151 to access U.S. 21.

Drivers also should be aware of traffic pattern changes to the following ramps:

  • I-77 Northbound to I-40 Westbound
  • I-77 Southbound to I-40 Westbound
  • I-40 Westbound to I-77 Southbound

Motorists should reduce speed and use caution while traveling through the work zone and anticipate some delays.


7/16/2020 12:07 PM