WINSTON-SALEM - An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will implement a traffic shift on Interstate 74 this week as part of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway project, weather-permitting.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on July 21, Flatiron Construction Corporation will shift traffic onto the temporary southbound detour of I-74 between Ridgewood and Union Cross roads. The shift is necessary for the construction of a new bridge and travel lanes that will connect the beltway to the existing I-74 near Union Cross Road.
The southbound onramp from Ridgewood Road to I-74 and nearby lanes on the interstate will also be closed for a portion of the day for the installation of new pavement markings.
A reduced speed limit will also be in place in the construction area during work hours.
All work is expected to be complete by the end of the day. This work was originally planned for July 12, but had to be rescheduled for this week after NCDOT determined additional safety measures needed to be installed, including additional guardrail and portable concrete barriers on the detour route.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and to plan accordingly for delays.
Any questions regarding this upcoming work can be directed to the NCDOT Winston-Salem Construction Office at 336-747-7950.