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Highway 150 reopening delayed, could be as late as 9 pm

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – An overnight accident took down power lines at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Perth Road/Dooley Road in Mooresville, closing the roadway. Repairs to power lines and traffic signals are continuing, requiring the closure to be extended to 9 p.m. The following detours are in place: Motorists traveling west on […]

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Section of 150 in Mooresville expected to remain closed into Tuesday afternoon

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – An overnight accident took down power lines at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Perth Road/Dooley Road in Mooresville, closing the roadway. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are on site with other agencies, and have a detour in place for motorists. Officials estimate the road will open later this afternoon. […]

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I-40 traffic shift planned Sunday night in Statesville

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing for another traffic shift on the I-40/I-77 project in Statesville along Interstate 40 East between mile markers 150 and 152 on Sunday night, Sept. 24, weather permitting. The shift involves moving the eastbound traffic off the current detour pattern over to new travel […]

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Company reviewing I-77 tolls contract releases final report

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has released Mercator Advisors’ final report as part of the review of the I-77 Express Lanes contract. Rather than asking the public to re-read the entire report to find changes and additions, the report is presented as an addendum to the initial report. The Turnpike Authority […]

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Ramp at I-40/I-77 cloverleaf closed for 10 days

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from I-40 West to I-77 South (Exit 152) in Statesville, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, weather permitting. The ramp closure is scheduled to last 10 days for crews to safely complete paving and drainage work. There will be […]

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NCDOT adds new local projects to transportation plan

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – Transportation officials today announced that eight new transportation projects in Division 12, which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties, are in the updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan. New projects in the area include: Widening of I-85 from U.S. 74 to the South Carolina line […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Taylorsville fire fighter dies, wreck clean-up forces lane closure

The Central Alexander – Taylorsville Fire Department is grieving the loss of a member this morning. The agency posted on its Facebook Page late yesterday that Eric, or Bubba, Pennell had died. Visitation and funeral plans have yet to be completed. The department is requesting prayers for the family and for its other members. In […]

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I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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Study to examine Mooresville rail crossings

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week regarding the Mooresville Traffic Separation Study, which will evaluate highway/railroad crossings along the Norfolk Southern “O” Line between Bridges Farm Road and Mazeppa Road in Mooresville. The purpose of the study is to determine the need for improvements or […]

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Rehabilitation work causing back-ups on I-40

FROM PRESS RELEASE WINSTON-SALEM – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will shift all traffic from the westbound side of Interstate 40 to the eastbound side between mile markers 171 and 177 beginning at 10 p.m. on March 19. This traffic shift into a two-way, one-lane pattern is necessary for an overhaul of this portion of […]

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