Interstate 40/77 Construction Project

Motorists traveling through Statesville along Interstate 40 and 77 will begin to see more work commencing on the I-40/77 interchange improvement project.

This is a N.C. Department of Transportation project.  City officials and public safety departments are working closely with the NCDOT to communicate importation information to the public about this project.

For the most up-to-date information, CLICK HERE to visit the NCDOT website dedicated to the I-40/77 project.


  • UPDATED January 21, 2014: NCDOT crews will open a new ramp at 1 p.m. today on U.S. 21 to Interstate 40 eastbound as part of the $89.1 million interchange improvement project in Statesville.  The old ramp will be closed permanently.  Portable message boards will be in place to help motorists navigate the new traffic pattern.

  • UPDATED April 7,  2013:  Right Lane to be Closed Near Exit 151 on I-40 East Overnight April 8-9

    Traffic entering I-40 East will be detoured to Exit 150

    RALEIGH – The right lane of Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 151 (U.S. 21/East Statesville/Harmony) will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 as part of the I-40/77 interchange improvement project in Statesville.

    Crews will be placing girders on two structures over Fourth Creek near the I-40 on-ramp from U.S. 21.

     Traffic heading onto I-40 East from U.S. 21 will be detoured onto I-40 West to Exit 150 to get back onto the interstate.

     Upcoming Work

    Homeowners should have their fences removed out of the new project right of way in four weeks.

    The Radio Road bridge area in Statesville also will be closed in the next few weeks, weather permitting, as the old bridge will be torn down and replaced with a new bridge in the same location. During the bridge construction, traffic will be detoured to N.C. 115 by way of Hartness Road and Museum Road to access I-40. This detour will be in place for 245 days once Radio Road is closed. The intersection of Radio Road, Gaither Road and Museum Road will become a three-way stop during the bridge replacement.

    Crews are clearing trees along I-40 East from Radio Road to Lakewood Drive to construct a sound wall along I-40 East behind Carolina Avenue. That work is scheduled to being early this summer and last for about six months. 
  • The The N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct a rolling roadblock on Interstate 40 in both directions between mile markers 151-154 for 90 minutes early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, weather permitting, as part of the I-40/77 interchange improvement projectThe rolling roadblock is necessary for crews with Zachry Construction to pull a power line across both sides of the interstate east of Statesville. The work is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and be completed by 5:30 a.m. 

    NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Follow the project on Twitter (#DOTStatesville) on NCDOT’s Eastern Mountain feed.NCDOT will conduct a rolling roadblock on I-40 between mile markers 151-154 on Monday, Feb. 4 for one hour, weather permitting.  Contractor Zachry Construction will pull a power line across both sides of the interstate east of Statesville.  The work is scheduled to begin at 4:30 a.m. and be completed by 5:30 a.m.  Motorists should watch signs for information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

  • The work on the shoulder of I-40 east between mile markers 150 and 152 is completed. Exit 153 going east and west on I-40 will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 1.  The exit is not up to new highway design changes.The project hotline is also live. Call 704-534-3542 anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for updates.. Travelers can get on U.S. 64 at Exit 154.

  • As part of the project, the Greenway Trail under I-40 will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 24 from Free Nancy Ave. near the Waffle House to Glenway Dr. near Wal-Mart. The trail closure will be marked with orange safety fencing and signs. This closure will be in place until all work adjacent to the Fourth Creek bridges is complete, which is scheduled to be sometime in late 2015.

  • Zachary Construction Corp. of San Antonio, Texas has been conducting surveying work for several weeks in preparation for the start of clearing, shoulder strengthening and utility work on I-40.  This work includes the installation of traffic and erosion controls that will allow the contractor to begin the other phases of the project. Also, work will take place at night when traffic is lighter so the contractor can occasionally close lanes.