**UPDATE** NCDOT to Begin Widening Portion of US 421/I-40 Business West in Forsyth County
Posted 7/21/2014 10:56:41 AM
WINSTON-SALEM — N.C. Department of Transportation crews will begin widening a two-lane 0.8 mile stretch of US 421/I-40 Business in Kernersville.
On Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m. crews will close down the right outside lane of US 421/I-40 Business Westbound near Exit 15 at Macy Grove Road. This is a continuous closure and construction is slated to be complete Thursday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
This work is part of the project to widen and extend Macy Grove Road from Industrial Drive to Mountain Street in Kernersville, including a new interchange at US 421/I-40 Business. The purpose of this project is to increase the traffic capacity along the roadway, which will ease back-ups and improve flow of critical hospital emergency traffic that utilizes the highway. This project is the first phase of what will eventually become the new Kernersville Loop that will tie into the future interchange with the Macy Grove Road Improvements Project.
The highway will be open however delays are expected. Motorist in the area are encouraged to use I-40 instead of US 421/I-40 Business West. Eastbound US 421/I-40 Business traffic will not be affected.
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, expect delays and allow additional time to reach their destination.
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