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Railroad Bridge Demolition Begins Over U.S. 70 in Durham

DURHAM — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors have begun nightly work this week to demolish the temporary railroad bridge over U.S. 70 just south of Holloway Street.

Drivers can expect lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Occasional slow-rolling roadblocks may occur between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. as needed and may last for up to 30 minutes.

Demolition is expected to take several weeks, through the end of March, and is the next to last step in the East End Connector project.

Drivers should slow down in the work zone and plan for traffic delays on U.S. 70 overnight.

Once the bridge is completely removed, the final driving surface and lane markings can be placed on U.S. 70 from Interstate 85 south to the connector.

Signage for the new Interstate 885 will also be installed along the route from I-85 to the north, concurrent with U.S. 70, then onto the new connector and south on existing N.C. 147 to I-40.

​Once complete, N.C. 147 will begin at the connector and go north through Durham to I-85. Existing Toll N.C. 147, which goes from I-40 south to Toll N.C. 540, will also change to Toll N.C. 885.


2/16/2022 2:19 PM