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Pair of Beltline Ramps to Close Tonight


RALEIGH — As part of the Interstate 440 Improvements project, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are scheduled to close two I-440 West exit ramps tonight.

The ramp to westbound Wade Avenue (Exit 4B) toward I-40 will close from midnight until 6 a.m. Thursday to allow crews to repair the guardrail along the ramp.

A detour will lead drivers to take the exit at Hillsborough Street (Exit 3), turn left, and then take I-440 East back to Wade Avenue.

​The ramp to Melbourne Road (Exit 1D) will also close from midnight until 6 a.m. to allow crews to remove the barrier wall that was in place during the reconstruction of the ramp and new bridge which opened earlier this month.

A detour will lead drivers to take Exit 1C and follow Jones Franklin Road, Western Boulevard and Powell Drive to get to Melbourne Road.

These closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

​Motorists should allow extra time to navigate the detours and slow down and pay attention throughout the work zone.


11/18/2020 3:50 PM