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N.C. 86 Bridge Repair to Require I-85 Nightly Closures

HILLSBOROUGH – Work to repair the N.C. 86 bridge over Interstate 85 will require nightly closures this week.  

Weather permitting, I-85 South will be closed underneath the N.C. 86 bridge from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. the following morning to allow contractors to repair damaged beams. This closure will be repeated the night of Sept. 22.  

During this time, a detour will guide southbound traffic to use the N.C. 86 interchange to bypass the closure and get back on I-85.  

Daytime work to repair a damaged concrete pillar will require the ongoing closure of the right lane of I-85 South near the bridge.  

NCDOT officials estimate the bridge will be reopened late this week or early next week. The bridge was damaged last week, when a vehicle on I-85 South crashed into the structure, temporarily closing the interstate. 


9/20/2022 12:47 PM