Raleigh - Construction work for the new bridge for the Wade Avenue exit off northbound Capital Boulevard will require the long-term closure of the ramp from Fairview Road to southbound Capital Boulevard. Weather permitting, the closure goes into place between 9 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, Dec. 18. The closure is expected to be in place for the duration of the project.
Drivers will still be able to access southbound Capital Boulevard, but instead of using the acceleration ramp at the end of Fairview to access the roadway, they will instead be detoured slightly right onto an access road, and turn left to a stop sign before turning right to get onto the boulevard.
The contractor will also be closing the inside lane on southbound Capital Boulevard under the Wade Avenue bridge on Sunday night from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Monday. That will allow for the installation of a barrier wall.
This is part of the $36.9 million project that will also replace the bridge on Capital Boulevard over Peace Street. The new Wade Avenue bridge is being built in the first phase of the project. Because the new structure is going in adjacent to the current bridge, it will remain open for most of the construction time to lessen the impact on travel.
The replacement of the Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street is not expected to start until late spring or early summer in 2017.
Updated information on the project is available through a variety of means, including the project website on ncdot.gov, as well as through the department's Triangle twitter feed.