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I-540 improvements set to begin Monday night

Posted March 23, 2012

— Work begins Monday night on repaving part of Interstate 540 in Raleigh.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the milling and resurfacing will happen overnight and that there will be no lane closures between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

There could, however, be some ramp closures and detours, the DOT said, because crews will also be doing some shoulder reconstruction.

The $8.4 million project, which stretches from N.C. Highway 50 (Exit 9) to Triangle Town Center Boulevard (Exit 17), is expected to be complete by Nov. 15.


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  • chd1127 Mar 26, 2012

    Obamamoney!! One of the "shovel-ready" jobs we were told about 3 years ago. Good highways get unneeded repaving to line the pockets of Democrat-supporting paving companies, while truly needy roads get overlooked...again!

  • SirWired Mar 23, 2012

    So soon? That part of the road is what, eight years old?