DURHAM — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are set to temporarily close the ramp from Briggs Avenue to southbound Durham Freeway later this week.
A contractor will begin putting in traffic control for the southbound lanes around 8 p.m. on Wednesday so lane restriping can take place. At the same time, Briggs Avenue will be closed so crews can safely complete the rehabilitation of the bridge over CSX Railroad tracks. Crews will be back on-site at 8 p.m. on Friday to reset road barriers to allow them to begin the bridge work on the freeway.
The work is expected to take 30 days. During that time, a signed detour will direct drivers on Briggs Avenue who want to head southbound on the freeway to instead go north for two exits to Fayetteville Road (Exit 12A), where they can turn left to cross over the highway and then left again to get onto the southbound lanes.
Drivers should pay extra attention to the revised traffic pattern and detour signs and allow extra time to navigate the detour.
This work is associated with the East End Connector project.