RALEIGH - Lane closures can be expected along the north and southbound Durham Freeway between Swift Avenue (Exit 14) and T.W. Alexander Drive (Exit 7) this weekend as work continues on a $4.2 million N.C. Department of Transportation improvement project.
Diamond grinding work will take place in the northbound lanes, causing intermittent overnight lane closures each weekend night between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The work in the left-hand lane is expected to be completed in one or two nights, with work then switching to the right-hand lane and all ramp lanes. Diamond grinding removes a thin layer from the top of the roadway to create a smoother surface and extend its lifespan.
There will also be bridge repairs over the southbound left lane. This will continue into next week as work is scheduled for several bridges. There can be lane closures nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Motorists can also expect some daytime lane closures for concrete roadway work. The pavement overlay work is temperature sensitive and must be done in the warmer daytime weather.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. This project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1.