CLAYTON — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to close the U.S. 70 West loop to Interstate 40 East on July 7 to allow crews to build the new turbine-style interchange for I-40, U.S. 70, and Toll N.C. 540.
A signed detour will direct drivers to exit U.S. 70 West and take N.C. 42 West to get on I-40 East.
The new turbine-style interchange, which will again allow drivers to get to I-40 East from U.S. 70 West, is expected to be complete in about 14 months.
Motorists need to slow down and pay extra attention as they travel near the work zone and allow extra time for the detour.
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