More construction coming to I-77, I-40

Several wrecks have traffic backed up on I-77 north. Credit: WJZY

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be widening the roads where I-77 and I-40 meet in Iredell County.

NCDOT has awarded a $260.3 million contract to Lane Construction Corp. out of Connecticut to build out the 7.4 miles of highway from four lanes to eight. 

The bridges over I-77 at East Broad Street and Davie Avenue will also be replaced.

Lane Construction can begin work in non-permitted areas in the spring of 2019, with the project gearing up next fall. Officials estimate the work will be completed by the end of 2022.