Raleigh - Crews working the Fortify I-40 rebuild project will close the Lake Wheeler ramp to I-40 West at midnight Wednesday, March 23. The closure is needed so crews can safely make pavement repairs and improvements on the ramp.
Drivers can choose from two signed detour routes to get to the I-40 West ramp at the Gorman Street exit. Southbound traffic coming from downtown Raleigh can turn right onto Centennial Parkway by the State Farmer's Market, then left on Avent Ferry Road and left on Gorman Street. Motorists south of I-40 can go west on Tryon Road, and then turn right on Gorman Street.
The ramp is expected to be open by 5 a.m. on Thursday. If the Wednesday night work is postponed by weather, the closure will be moved to overnight Thursday.