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Road Work Scheduled for Section of I-440

Posted April 11, 1999

— Growth is being felt on our roads, and one of the busiest stretches of Triangle highway is going to slow down some more.

Beginning Monday night, crews will be working from the Raleigh Beltline at Wade Avenue down to the US-1/64 intersection at Walnut Street in Cary.

For several weeks, lanes will be closed in both directions between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Currently, it is a rough ride down that stretch of the Beltline. From Wade Ave. to Walnut St., drivers bump along on the worn-out concrete.

"We are anticipating a yield of somewhere around a half to three-quarters of mile of one lane per night," said DOT Engineer Averette Moore.

During the next eight weeks,Department of Transportationworkers will route out the bumpy grooves and fill them with a sealant.

Once the sealant sets in over summer, workers will be back at work in the fall laying down a new surface.

"This product has the ability for water to penetrate and move laterally across the roadway, in turn, eliminating wheel spray, hydroplane situations, and producing a greater skid-resistance in the pavement. It's user-friendly," said Moore.

The work will last about eight weeks.


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