HILLSBOROUGH- State transportation contractors plan to install overnight closures along a section of Interstate 85 to begin repairs to the N.C. 86 Bridge that was damaged by a collision on May 31.
The southbound lanes of I-85 are set to close at Exit 165 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting June 17. The closures are expected to last a couple of weeks.
During the duration of the work N.C. 86 will be closed in both directions at I-85. During the closure, I-85 south traffic will be diverted up the exit ramp to N.C. 86 and down onto the ramp. A signed detour will direct NC86 drivers onto I-85.
Drivers should plan for this construction and remain alert and obey all posted traffic signs near the work zone.