RALEIGH — Eastbound traffic on Wade Avenue between Edwards Mill Road and Interstate 440 will be confined to one lane throughout the day.
Contract crews were performing operations to complete a traffic shift when fog, followed by rain, moved into the area overnight not allowing new pavement markings to dry. For safety, the lane closures must remain in place until lanes can be striped and allowed to dry.
The ramp from Blue Ridge Road onto eastbound Wade Avenue will also remain closed. Northbound drivers will follow a detour to westbound Wade Avenue and Edwards Mill Road to turn around and head east on Wade Avenue. Southbound drivers will follow a detour to Hillsborough Street and I-440 East to get to eastbound Wade Avenue.
Inbound drivers should avoid Wade Avenue if possible and remain on I-40 East and use Exit 293 as an alternate route.
Crews plan to complete their work as soon as weather conditions allow.
Motorists should avoid the area if possible and slow down and pay attention throughout the work zone.