Business Interstate 40 shutdown to be delayed until 2018


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Motorists using Business Interstate 40 through Winston-Salem have gotten a break.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2cWdQUs) officials announced Wednesday that Business I-40 won’t close for two full years as the downtown freeway undergoes renovation from 2018 to 2020. By breaking construction into segments, the contractors plan to have part of the 1.2-mile section open by 2019.

The Business I-40 work is a $100-million project that involves the complete reworking of the interstate from the area of the Peters Creek Parkway interchange toward U.S. 52 downtown.

To modernize that stretch, six full or partial interchanges will be reduced to three. Slated for change are full interchanges at Peters Creek Parkway and Cherry-Marshall streets, and a partial interchange at Main Street.

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