Davidson County, NC -- The N.C. Department of Transportation will start shifting traffic on I-85 Business South onto the newly constructed I-85 Business ramp in Davidson County on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Starting at 8 p.m., crews will temporarily close the right lane of I-85 South near the I-85 Business ramp. At midnight, they will close the I-85 Business South ramp at the merge with I-85 to allow to crews restripe the ramp, so they can continue widening work on I-85.
Motorists traveling south on I-85 Business during the closure will take the following detour route:
- Exit I-85 Business at Exit 84 (Linwood Road)
- Turn left onto the Hargrave Road overpass
- Turn right to continue on Hargrave Road
- Turn right onto the I-85 South entrance ramp.
Signs will alert motorists to the detour, and law enforcement officers will be present to assist traffic flow. The closures are scheduled to end by 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, but crews will reopen I-85 Business and the right lane of I-85 South as soon as the work is complete.