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Update - Construction Continues on I-40 at U.S. 70


UPDATE- A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will close a portion of Interstate 40 East tonight and possibly tomorrow night for bridge construction. Below is​​ the original release with additional details.

WAKE COUNTY- Bridge work for Complete 540 is set to close Interstate 40 East at U.S. 70 (Exit 309), starting Jan. 31, 2024.

Weather permitting, eastbound I-40 will close at U.S. 70 (Exit 309) at 10 each night Wednesday-Saturday and reopen at 5 a.m. the following mornings.

In addition, the median lane of I-40 West will also be closed Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Drivers will detour at U.S. (Exit 309), take U.S. 70 East to N.C. 42 West back to eastbound I-40.

​Traffic should use caution when traveling through the detour and be alert to construction crews working in the area.

​​For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.​​


2/5/2024 12:01 PM