Major road construction continues in Statesville on I-40 just West of I-77 as well as on the I-40 and I-77 interchange. I continue to be amazed at how little disruption in traffic flow we are seeing due to contractor related delays. To the best of my knowledge, it has been over a year since there have been any lane closures during the daytime hours and that was weekend work setting new bridge girders over I-40 – not a serious problem. Occasionally we’ll see a nighttime lane closure, but that does not normally cause a significant traffic buildup. The biggest concern is accidents and breakdowns where there is no pull off area available. Caution: Be alert for non-attentive drivers and lane shifts as you go through this construction area.
I will be closely monitoring the road conditions the week of the Federation and post anything I can find of significance. Do not expect another posting concerning traffic conditions until that week.
Feel free to call with any Federation related questions you might have.