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Johnston County Ramp Closure on I-40 West

​MCGEE CROSSROADS – A contractor plans to close beginning tonight the Interstate 40 West off-ramp at Exit 319 (N.C. 210) in Johnston County to improve the subgrade material below the pavement and repave the ramp.

The N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will close the exit ramp between 8 tonight and 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. The contractor will restrict the closure to mostly overnight, but drivers also may encounter the ramp closed during the daytime.

Westbound drivers will continue to Exit 312, get off the freeway, then re-enter it and head eastbound to Exit 319 to reach N.C. 210 in the McGee Crossroads community.

The ramp work is part of a $10.2 million contract awarded in 2017​ to smooth out the original concrete sections of I-40 between Exit 313 and just past the I-40/I-95 interchange. The process, known as “diamond grinding,” also included repairing cracks and potholes in the concrete.

The overall project is expected to be completed by this fall, weather permitting.


9/10/2020 1:27 PM