GREENSBORO – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors have scheduled several ramp closures for this weekend and into next week for the Interstate 73 pavement rehabilitation project in Guilford County.
The ramp from Groometown Road to I-73/I-85 North is set to close at 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and reopen by 6 the following mornings. As a detour, drivers will take I-85 Business North to Holden Road (Exit 34), then head back on Business 85 South to rejoin I-73 North or take the Gate City Boulevard exit to return to I-85 North.
Exit 95, from I-73 South to join U.S. 220 South, is also scheduled to close at 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and reopen by 6 the following mornings. A signed detour will follow I-85 North to South Elm-Eugene Street (Exit 124) to head back onto I-85 South to access U.S. 220 South.
Exit 120 B, from I-85 North to I-73 North, is scheduled to be closed Tuesday from 12:01-6 a.m. A signed detour will direct traffic to follow northbound I-85 to South Elm-Eugene Street (Exit 124) to access I-73 North.
The closures will allow contractors to safely work on the project to rehabilitate concrete pavement along nearly 7 miles of I-73/U.S. 421 between I-40 and I-85 in Guilford County. All the work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Drivers should watch out for crews working near the travel lanes along this stretch of interstate and plan ahead for the detours.