Overnight lane closures along Interstate 85/40 are planned for Tuesday through Thursday night this week as part of the ongoing Mebane Oaks Road interchange improvements project, according to an announcement from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
To safely remove portions of the Mebane Oaks Road bridge over I-85/40, crews plan to install phased lane closures on the interstate.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. each night, Tuesday through Thursday, one of the four lanes in each direction will be closed. A second lane will close at 10:00 p.m. and a third at midnight, placing traffic in a single lane in each direction. The closures are set to be removed by 6:00 a.m. the following mornings.
For short periods of time during this work, DOT says, the interstate will be closed entirely while crews remove heavy material that would make traveling below unsafe.
During those times when I-85/40 is entirely closed, DOT says drivers will be detoured to take the Mebane Oaks Road exit and continue straight to follow the ramp back onto the interstate on the other side of the overpass bridge.