Important Information regarding overpass bridge on Athens Drive:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has provided us notice regarding the upcoming demolition of the existing Athens Drive Bridge over Interstate 440 and the temporary road closure Eastbound and Westbound 440 from Jones Franklin and Western Boulevard required to complete the demolition.
The road closure on 440 will be used to demolish the existing bridge and begin to construct a new one. The temporary road closures on 440 will be an ongoing process nightly from January 23rd through January 28th from 12:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.
The Athens Drive road closure will last for approximately 365 days to allow for the construction of the new structure and roadway areas. This work is scheduled to begin on the evening of January 23rd at midnight. If you normally travel this route to Combs, you will need to make alternative arrangements.