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Northbound Durham Freeway Traffic to Shift Tonight

DURHAM — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are set to shift a half-mile stretch of northbound Durham Freeway (N.C. 147) traffic to its final pattern tonight.

Beginning at 9 p.m., N.C. 147 North will be closed from Exit 8 (Ellis Road) to Exit 10 (Briggs Avenue) to allow crews to place new pavement markings and shift traffic from the paved shoulder to its final alignment from the bridge over Ellis Road to Briggs Avenue. Work is scheduled to be completed by 5 a.m. Friday.

A detour will lead drivers to take Exit 8 and Ellis Road, So-Hi Drive, Northeast Creek Parkway, East Cornwallis Road and South Alston Avenue to get to N.C. 147 North.

The work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Drivers should pay extra attention and allow extra time to navigate the work zone.

​This work is associated with the East End Connector project which is estimated to be completed by the end of the year.


6/4/2020 9:03 AM