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DOT to close Wade Avenue ramp to I-40

Posted May 25, 2009

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— The state Department of Transportation will temporarily close the entrance ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 from Wade Avenue this week to finish some bridge maintenance work, officials said.

The ramp, at mile marker 289 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until Friday, officials said.

Drivers needing to access eastbound I-40 from Wade Avenue should take I-40 west to Harrison Avenue to exit and re-enter in the eastbound lanes, officials said.

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  • m0nky May 26, 2009

    Z man: its the bridge from wade to i-40 east. that's not a big congestion point during afternoon traffic. the congestion happens on i-40 east merging onto wade.

    pbjbeach: your "sentences" are pretty hard to follow but i'm gathering that you actually know very little about what you're speaking.

  • Z Man May 26, 2009

    My bad - reread and at 3:00PM it reopens.

  • Z Man May 26, 2009

    Is someone's keyboard stuck on caps?

    This may be a larger inconvenience that it first appears to be. During rush hour, how many cars use this bridge? Add that number to the number of cars that already flow through the Wade Avenue split. I better start leaving work at 3:30.

  • pbjbeach May 26, 2009

    SMITTY

    DAYLIGHT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO WORK ON HIGHWAYS THAT WAY MAYBE THERE WILL BE REAL SUNLIGHT SHONE ON THE NCDOT AS IT NEEDS TO IT SHONE ON IT .THANK YOU

  • pbjbeach May 26, 2009

    IF THERE WAS TIGHTER OVERSIGHT ENVOLVED IN THE LETTING OF HIGHWAY CONNTRACTS AN THE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING ALLOWED TO BE PAID FOR IN THESE CONTRACTS THAT ARE LET TO CONTRACTORS THE NCDOT WOULDN'T BE ANYWHERE NEARLY AS BROKE AS THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE WHICH I PERSONNALY DO NOT BELIEVE TO START WITH FOR TAX REVENUES ARE CONTINUING TO FLOW TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WEEKLY AN MOMTHLY THANK YOU

  • m0nky May 26, 2009

    smitty: the state barely has money to function right now. they can't afford to pay workers the extra money to work at night. this is a minor inconvenience at most.

  • smitty May 25, 2009

    Makes perfect sense, work on the highway while people need to use it instead of at night.