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. These closures had been planned for last weekend but were postponed because of weather.
Beginning Friday at 8 p.m., crews will close the ramps to and from I-40 West at Jones Sausage Road (Exit 303). A detour will direct drivers on I-40 West to take Exit 306A (U.S. 70 West) to access Jones Sausage Road near White Oak Crossing. Drivers on Jones Sausage Road will take Rock Quarry Road to access I-40 West.
The ramp from U.S. 70 Business to I-40 West will be closed at 8 p.m. Friday. Drivers will be detoured west on U.S. 70 up to South Saunders Street to access I-40 West.
I-40 West will also 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
- 8 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday
- 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday
While two lanes of I-40 West will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 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 U.S. 70 Business, and as I-40 West 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.