RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are planning several overnight closures this week as part of the widening of Interstate 40 from Southeast Raleigh to Clayton.
On Monday and Tuesday nights, from midnight until 5 a.m. the next morning, eastbound I-40 traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes at a time as crews place the girders on the new East Garner Road bridge over the highway.
As an alternate route, drivers should take Exit 303, turn right onto Jones Sausage Road, then left on U.S. 70 East to get back to I-40 East.
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from midnight until 5 a.m. the next morning, I-40 East will be closed at Exit 301 (I-440 West). A detour will lead drivers to take the exit and proceed to Poole Road (Exit 15) to turn around and take Exit 16 to get back on I-40 East.
This closure will allow for girder installation on the new flyover bridge from I-440 East to I-40 East.
Drivers should allow extra time to navigate the detour and alternate routes and pay extra attention while driving through the work zone.