Rehabilitation work causing back-ups on I-40



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 the highway in Davie County.

Crews will make repairs to concrete pavement and complete an asphalt overlay on this stretch of highway. The traffic shift is expected to be completed by midnight on Wednesday, April 19, weather permitting.

“This rehabilitation project is a necessity in order to extend the life span of the highway,” said Division Nine Senior Assistant District Engineer Marcus Kiser.

Transportation officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit when traveling through work zones.

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