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Weekend Closure Scheduled for I-40 East in Guilford County


GREENSBORO – A section of Interstate 40 East will close for a major resurfacing project this weekend starting at 9 p.m. Friday, weather permitting.

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close all lanes of I-40 East from Exit 212A (I-73) to Exit 227 (I-85). In addition, all entrance ramps to that stretch will close. I-40 East will be open to local traffic only between Exit 213 (Guilford College Road) and Exit 218A (U.S. 220/Freeman Mill Road).

Contract crews will mill out old asphalt and place a new surface. The entire section and entrance ramps should reopen by 6 a.m. on Sept. 18.

The following detours will be in place for drivers to re-access I-40 East:

• A marked detour will direct I-40 East drivers to utilize I-85 North and I-73 South.
• A marked will detour​ will direct local traffic that gets on I-40 East to utilize U.S. 220 South and I-85 North.

Drivers can also utilize I-73 North as a detour route and will be guided by signage. ​

Drivers should plan for this construction, and while in the work zone, remain alert and obey all posted traffic signs
For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.


9/11/2023 2:44 PM