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NCDOT to shut down portion of I-40 in Statesville for construction

All lanes of Interstate 40 will be closed between Exits 141 and 144 so crews can repair a pothole on a bridge over the highway.

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A portion of Interstate 40 in Statesville will be closed so crews can repair a pothole on a bridge that passes over the highway, officials said. 

Credit: NCDPS

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said all lanes of I-40 will be closed between mile markers 141 and 144 so crews can patch a pothole on the Beulah Road bridge that crosses the interstate.

A detour has been set up directing traffic from Stamey Farm Road (Exit 145) to US 70 West and back onto the interstate via Sharon School Road (Exit 141).

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, the road closure is expected to remain in place through "the first of next week".  

NCDOT said drivers should give themselves extra time if traveling through the area and expect delays due to congestion on secondary roads. It is also advised to follow the detour or find an alternate route. 

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