RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are planning several closures this weekend as part of the widening of Interstate 40 from Southeast Raleigh to Clayton.
Beginning Friday at 8 p.m., crews will close the ramps to and from I-40 East at Jones Sausage Road (Exit 303). Detours will direct drivers to U.S. 70 at White Oak Crossing to access I-40 East and Jones Sausage Road.
The flyover bridge from I-440 East to I-40 East will also be closed for the weekend. A detour will lead drivers onto I-40 West to Exit 298A to take U.S. 401 South and U.S. 70 East through Garner to access I-40 East.
I-40 East will be down to one open lane between mile markers 301 and 306 during the following times:
- 8 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday
- 6 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday
- 6 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday
While two lanes of I-40 East will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, drivers should find alternate routes if possible.
The closures are needed as new pavement tie-ins are made at Jones Sausage Road and the flyover bridge, and as I-40 East traffic is shifted into a temporary pattern closer to the median barrier wall on new pavement between mile markers 301 and 306.
Work is scheduled to be completed by Monday at 5 a.m., weather permitting.
Drivers should allow extra time to navigate the detour and pay attention while driving through the work zone.