SHELBY — On April 22, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a pavement rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy in Surry County. One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed at a time while the project is completed.
Crews will begin the rehabilitation project with full-depth patching operations along the four-mile stretch of road, followed by milling and replacing the riding surface. Carl Rose & Sons, Inc. of Elkin, was awarded the $2,682,668 contract for the project.
The patching operations will be completed during daylight hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Any lane closures installed during this time will be kept in place for roughly 24 hours to allow the pavement to cool. All lane closures during the patching phase, however, will be removed no later than 8 a.m. on Friday mornings.
When the patching phase is completed, crews will move on to milling operations at night. Some lane closures will also be needed during this phase of the project.
Work is expected to be complete by mid-June. When the project is finished, motorists will have a smoother ride along that stretch of I-77.
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