Raleigh - Work on the I-40 Fortify rebuild project in Raleigh will require crews to close the I-40 West exit at Gorman Street Thursday night through the weekend.
A similar closure took place for the eastbound ramp at that location in late August.
Crews will begin closing the westbound exit ramp with orange barrels about 6 p.m. Thursday. At 9 p.m., they will close the right lane at the exit so workers can replace the barrels with barrier walls so that crews can work safely over the weekend.
The exit will re-open in time for the morning commute on Monday.
A signed detour will send westbound traffic to Cary Towne Boulevard (Exit 291), where drivers can go right at the end of the ramp, cross over I-40 and then turn left to get onto the eastbound lanes to return to the Gorman Street exit. Motorists can also leave I-40 West one exit early at Lake Wheeler Road and use local alternate routes such as Tryon Road or Centennial Parkway and Avent Ferry Road to get to Gorman Street.
Drivers are reminded to travel the 60 mph speed limit through the work zone and to pay extra attention when approaching the closed Gorman Street exit. Motorists should watch for other drivers who might be making last-minute lane changes when encountering the lane and ramp closures.
Project details, as well as traffic updates, live traffic cameras and information about alternate transit options can be found on FortifyNC.com.
Real-time travel information for Fortify and other highways across the state is also available at any time in the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or by following NCDOT on Twitter.