RALEIGH - Motorists using Capital Boulevard on Sunday morning can expect some lane closures in both directions between 6 a.m. and noon as an N.C. Department of Transportation resurfacing project on the highway wraps up. Some final asphalt repair work is needed between Sumner Boulevard near the Triangle Town Center Mall and U.S. 401. There will be single lane closures in the areas where work is being done, leaving two other lanes open.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
Work on the $3.7 million project that started in June was done at night to avoid causing traffic issues, but now it is too cold at night for paving, so this work has to be done in the daytime hours.
The project included resurfacing 4.7 miles of Capital Boulevard between Sumner Boulevard and Hodges Street, just south of I-440. In addition to the paving, the project also included safety improvements to pedestrian crosswalks at five intersections. Median stops were installed, and pavement markings, traffic signals and sidewalk access ramps were improved at Calvary Drive, and Buffaloe-New Hope Church, Brentwood, Millbrook and Spring Forest roads.