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Closures Planned for This Weekend on I-40 South of Raleigh


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.


4/21/2020 10:00 AM