Traffic

Bridge repairs close part of I-40

Posted June 17, 2008 5:43 a.m. EDT
Updated June 17, 2008 6:28 p.m. EDT

— Officials have closed a portion of Interstate 40 in Sampson County to repair a bridge damaged last week when a truck hit it.

A statement from the state Department of Transportation says the interstate is closed at mile marker 355 north of Clinton.

It is expected that the road will remain closed until June 26. Repairs will be ongoing during the period and motorists are advised to follow detour signs and drive safely through the work zone.

Minor delays are expected during the weekdays; major delays, up to 10 miles or more, are expected on the weekend

The DOT suggests the following detours:

U.S. Highway 117 North (Exit 369)to N.C. Highway 403 South in Faison to N.C. Highway 50 to Sutton Town Road to I-40 West. (Route indicated in blue on map below.)

N.C. Highway 24 West 9 (Exit 364) to U.S. Highway 701 Business North in Clinton and continuing north on U.S. 701 to I-40 West. (Route indicated in red on map below.)