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Fortify work closes I-40 west ramp at Gorman Street this weekend

Posted October 26

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— The Gorman Street ramp onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40 will close Thursday night through the weekend. It will be similar to the closure of the eastbound ramp at Gorman Street that occurred in late August.

Crews will close the westbound on ramp around 6 p.m. Thursday. At 9 p.m., the right lane of I-40 will be closed where it merges onto the interstate.

The exit will re-open Monday morning.

Drivers can follow the signs to detour routes to access I-40 West lanes using the Lake Wheeler Road exit.

From north of the Gorman Street exit, drivers should turn right on Avent Ferry Road, right on Centennial Parkway and right on Lake Wheeler Road by the State Farmers’ Market. From south of the Gorman Street exit, drivers can head east on Tryon Road and turn left on Lake Wheeler Road, cross over the interstate and turn left onto the I-40 West ramp.

Drivers should obey the 60 mph speed limit and pay extra attention when traveling through a work zone.

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