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Nighttime I-40 Lane Closures to Continue in Raleigh for Several More Weeks

RALEIGH - Crews doing roadway patchwork on I-40 in Raleigh as a preliminary phase of the upcoming $130 million I-40/440 rehab project are making good progress. Drivers are urged to continue to be on the lookout for nightly lane closures between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. as work continues between the interchanges for I-440/US 1/64 (Exit 293) in Cary and Rock Quarry Road (Exit 301) for about another week, weather permitting.

The patching is intended to keep the roadway in a safe traveling condition until the major I-40 construction work begins in 2014. Once this initial phase is completed, it will be done on an as needed basis.

Additional work has also begun along the I-40 shoulders as crews are drilling for core samples to determine their strength. It is anticipated that in some areas the shoulders will become travel lanes during the I-40 reconstruction so the contractor can keep three lanes of traffic open in each direction.

For the safety of the drilling crews and to expedite that work, the outside lane of I-40 in either direction may be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., seven days a week. The drilling work is expected to continue until late September.

Drivers are urged to use caution when approaching the work crews, watch for construction signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM

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