Travelers may experience lane closures once work begins as early as next month on a project to upgrade close to 20 miles of Interstate 40 in Pender County.
The 18-mile segment of interstate to be resurfaced is from west of U.S. 117 at mile marker 388, at the Pender-Duplin line, to N.C. 210 at mile marker 408, near Rocky Point, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said Thursday.
The project is expected to take less than two years, wrapping up in the spring of 2024.
ST Wooten Corp. was awarded the more than $17 million contract this month.
Officials said the update will create a smoother ride for drivers.