RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are scheduled to shift Wade Avenue traffic this weekend as part of the Interstate 440 Improvements project.
Crews will shift the westbound lanes of Wade Avenue onto the eastbound side from Ridge Road to the I-440 interchange.
This shift will allow for the construction of the new flyover bridges from I-440 East to westbound Wade Avenue and westbound Wade Avenue over I-440 and both on ramps to I-440 East from Wade Avenue.
Tonight at 7 p.m., crews will close one lane at a time in each direction beginning with the outside lanes and then alternating to the inside lanes to allow crews to pave the shoulder and place pavement markings. Traffic signals at Wade Avenue and Ridge Road and at Wade Avenue and the ramps to and from I-440 East will be relocated and traffic control will be maintained by law enforcement.
Traffic is scheduled to be in its new temporary alignment by 12 p.m. Saturday. This pattern is scheduled to be in place for approximately two years.
The work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Drivers should pay attention and allow for extra time to navigate through the work zone.