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December 19, 2013 UPDATE

No Lane Closures During Christmas Holidays for I-40/77 Interchange Project

SHELBY – Motorists driving along the Interstate 40/77 interchange in Statesville won’t experience lane closures as they travel to their holiday destinations.


Beginning Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 a.m., the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend lane closures for the I-40/77 interchange improvement project. This includes lane closures at U.S. 21, U.S. 64 and Glenway Drive.


The lane closure suspension remains in effect until Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m.


The NCDOT reminds all motorists to drive cautiously in work zones. The speed limit through the work zone along I-40/77 is 55 miles per hour. The N.C. State Highway Patrol will continue to monitor this corridor for speeding violations.


For more information or updates on the I-40/77 interchange improvement project, visit the project website and follow project progress via Twitter. You also can view photos and videos on the project’s webpage.

For real-time travel information on this project at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.


February 2, 2013 UPDATE

Rolling Roadblock on Interstate 40 in Statesville Thursday Morning for Utility Work

Part of I-40/77 interchange improvement project between mile markers 151-154

The N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct a rolling roadblock on Interstate 40 in both directions between mile markers 151-154 for 90 minutes early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, weather permitting, as part of the I-40/77 interchange improvement project.


The rolling roadblock is necessary for crews with Zachry Construction to pull a power line across both sides of the interstate east of Statesville. The work is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and be completed by 5:30 a.m.


NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Follow the project on Twitter (#DOTStatesville) on NCDOT’s Eastern Mountain feed.




Jerry Higgins Communications
Officer N.C. Department of Transportation
1 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 707-2660 – Main line
(919) 733-9980 – Fax



The Chamber will continue to be The Connector and provide tools by which businesses can realize a better connection to each other, to the community and issues that might influence their success.  An initiative that will have a direct impact on the business community along the I40 corridor over the next several years is the highway construction project that includes renovation of the I40/I77 interchange.  This is a two phased project:

1)   Phase one will entail the reconfiguration of I40 at the Radio Road bridge to just east of I77 intersection. This phase will include one connecting ramp from I77 to I40.  This is the phase underway right now.


2)   Phase two will entail the rest of the reconfiguration of the interchange and will take place after Phase one is complete – estimated 4 years.


We will provide the most updated link of activity as possible.  

The Chamber will also conduct quarterly meetings with the businesses along the Sullivan Road/Hwy 21 corridor.  Posting of those meetings will be online and anyone is invited to attend.