RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The N.C. Department of Transportation is closing a portion of Interstate 40 in Guilford County to help the highway drain better in the rain.
The department says it will close I-40 East at Interstate 73 South, exit 212A Friday night. It will remain closed until noon Saturday. The road will be paved with a porous type of asphalt that helps drain water away from the road surface and reduces tire spray.
Motorists traveling around Greensboro and to points east will use I-73 as a detour route during the closure. Motorists traveling to Piedmont Triad International Airport will be directed to use N.C. 68 to Bryan Boulevard as an alternate route.
NCDOT encourages motorists to watch signs for detour information and to allow additional travel time to reach their destinations.