Delays possible near I-85 at Virginia-North Carolina line

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transportation officials say motorists traveling between Virginia and North Carolina on Interstate 85 during the Fourth of July holiday can expect heavy delays because of construction near the state border.

A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation says there are two sections of the interstate where four lanes of traffic are reduced to two because of work to reconstruct the northbound lanes. Traffic has been shifted onto the southbound side of I-85 in those two locations, creating a two-lane, two-way pattern.

One shift is between mile markers 213.5 and 218.5, about 20 miles from the state line. The other is just a few miles south of the state line, between mile markers 226 and 230.

Motorists are encouraged to check the Travel Services section of the NCDOT website.

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