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Gateway detour scheduled this weekend

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A detour will be in place, starting tonight at 10 p.m. and running though Monday at 5 a.m., due to ramp closings at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 385 as part of the 85/385 Gateway Project in Greenville.

I-85 northbound, exits 51 A-C, which includes access to Woodruff Road, I-385 northbound and I-385 southbound, will be closed during this time. In addition, both on ramps to I-85 northbound from Woodruff Road will be closed, according to a news release.

For the detour, drivers on I-85 will be directed to continue along I-85 northbound to Exit 56, where they will turn back onto I-85 southbound. From there, drivers will be able to access I-385 in either direction.

Motorists on Woodruff Road traveling west will be directed to continue on Woodruff Road to Roper Mountain Road, where they will get on I-385 to get to their destination.

Drivers on Woodruff Road heading east will continue to I-385.  From there, motorists will get on I-385 north to access I-85 north toward Charlotte.

This detour is needed to perform paving operations along the existing exit and collector/distributor lanes on the Gateway Project, the release said. Motorists are asked to observe all signage and travel with caution.

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