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DOT Officials Announce Memorial Day Weekend Road/Interstate Closures

Posted May 20, 2002

— Most work zones on interstates and U.S. routes across the state will be open during the Memorial Day holiday weekend from Friday, May 24 to Tuesday, May 28. When planning your holiday trip, watch for lane closings and/or detours in the following areas:

Interstate Routes:

  • Exit 58 (U.S. 13) on I-95 South in Cumberland County is closed to continue constructing a new interchange. Motorists needing to access U.S. 13 from I-95 South can expect a signed detour route.
  • I-85/I-40 in Alamance County (Burlington) is reduced to three lanes in each direction from Exit 141 to the rest area to construct a new interchange.
  • I-77 at the Surry/Yadkin County line is reduced to one lane in each direction from mile marker 81 to 83 to replace the bridges over the Yadkin River.
  • I-26 in Polk County is reduced to one lane in each direction from mile marker 37 to 40. The reduction is necessary to continue rehabilitating two bridges over the Pacolet River, west of the South Carolina state line.
  • U.S. Routes

  • U.S. 70 in Lenoir, Jones and Craven counties may have periodic lane closings. The closings are necessary to resurface the roadway.
  • U.S. 220 North in Guilford County has one lane closed from the Randolph County line to I-85. The lane closing is necessary to resurface the roadway.
  • U.S. 221 (Marion Bypass) in McDowell County may have periodic lane closings from N.C. 226 to N.C. 221 Business. The closings are necessary to resurface the roadway.
  • U.S. 64 in Clay County periodically will be reduced to one lane east of the Hiwassee River Bridge, near Hayesville, on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27. The reductions are necessary to continue widening the roadway. Flaggers will direct motorists through the lane reductions.
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