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Fast Facts:

Est. Completion Date: August 2008

Project Cost: $8.5 million

Project Team: S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson

Region(s): Triangle

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Why is this project necessary?

This project is necessary to improve the condition of I-40 by removing and replacing the aged and damaged concrete slabs. This work is being done between Wade Avenue (Exit 289) and the I-440/I-40 split (Exit 302) in Wake County. This is the first major rehabilitation project scheduled for this road since it was constructed in the early 1980s. Routine maintenance for concrete work should occur every 20 to 30 years.

Work will begin on the median shoulders of I-40 and includes removing and replacing the old asphalt shoulder. The first phase of work will occur along I-40 West and calls for one lane along the shoulder to be closed nightly. This phase will last for about one month, weather permitting. Upon completing shoulder work on I-40 West, work will begin on the shoulders of I-40 East and calls for one lane along the shoulder to be closed nightly. Shoulder work for both directions of I-40 is scheduled to be completed by mid-December, weather permitting. While shoulder work takes place on I-40 East, crews will begin repairing any damaged areas of the concrete travel lanes on I-40 West. This work will require multiple lanes to be closed depending on the location of the damaged concrete.

Project Highlights:

  • This project is funded through Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles, commonly referred to as GARVEE bonds, which allow the acceleration of federal funding to help finance projects sooner and avoid increases due to construction inflation. They were authorized by the N.C. General Assembly in 2005 and are issued by the Office of the State Treasurer.
  • The project is 12.9 miles in length, stretching from Wade Avenue to the I-440/I-40 split.
  • Eleven full-depth concrete slabs will be replaced along the project.
  • Work will occur nightly between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.
  • The final surface treatment will be a 5/8-inch Ultra Thin Bonded Wearing Course, which offers a durable, skid-resistant surface that will protect the overlaid pavement.

Work Times

  • Monday through Sunday, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m., nightly. No daytime lane closures will occur Monday through Sunday, unless extended weekend work is scheduled. In the event of an extended weekend, at least one lane will remain open at all times and all lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The extended weekend schedule has not been determined.
  • No lanes will be closed during:
    • Thanksgiving: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26.
    • Christmas and New Year's Day: Friday, Dec. 21, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2.
    • Easter: Thursday, March 20, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, March 24.
    • Memorial Day: Friday, May 23, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 27.
    • Independence Day: Thursday, July 3, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 6.
    • Labor Day: Friday, Aug. 29, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2.
    • Special events: Work hours will be restricted for events expected to generate heavy traffic. For football games at N.C. State University, no lanes in the prominent travel direction will be closed up to two hours before the game and up to three hours afterward. Work schedules will also be considered for special events at the RBC Center and Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

Alternate Routes

  • Motorists traveling on I-40 East are encouraged to use the following alternate route during lane closures:
    • I-40 East to I-540 (Exit 283) to U.S. 64/264 West (Exit 26A) and merge onto the I-440 Inner Beltline back to I-40 East.
  • Motorists traveling on I-40 West are encouraged to use the following alternate route during lane closures:
    • I-40 West to the I-440 Outer Beltline (Exit 301) to Wade Ave. (Exit 4) back to I-40 West.

Contact Information:

  • Resident Engineer David B. Moore, P.E.
    • Phone: (919) 250-4202
    • Resident Engineer's Office - Raleigh
      405 Rogers View Lane
      Raleigh, NC 27610
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  • Call: 1-877-DOT-4YOU
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