FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2013
Contact: Jerry Higgins, (919) 707-2660
Radio Road Closure for Bridge Replacement Begins April 24
Part of Statesville’s Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project
RALEIGH – The Radio Road bridge area over Interstate 40 in Statesville will be closed starting Wednesday, April 24, weather permitting, as the old bridge will be torn down and replaced with a new bridge in the same location. This project is part of the $89.1 million Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project.
During the bridge construction, Radio Road traffic will be detoured to N.C. 115 to access I-40 at Exit 150. Radio Road traffic north of I-40 will take Museum Road to N.C. 115, while Radio Road traffic south of I-40 will take Hartness Road to N.C. 115. This detour will be in place for 245 days once Radio Road is closed. The intersection of Radio Road, Gaither Road and Museum Road north of I-40 will become a three-way stop during the bridge replacement.
I-40 traffic in the bridge area may be restricted at times to one lane in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will not be any bridge work that would cause lane restrictions in the area during the day.
The N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Follow the project on the NCDOT website (www.ncdot.gov/projects/i40i77Improvements) or on Twitter (#DOTStatesville) on NCDOT’s Eastern Mountain feed.
N.C. Department of Transportation