Repaving Closes I-40 Lanes in Raleigh

Posted January 12, 2008

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— Two lanes of westbound Interstate 40 in Raleigh were shut down Friday night as part of a project to repave nearly 13 miles of the highway.

Crews closed two lanes of I-40 West between Exit 301 at the split with Interstate 440 and Exit 298 at South Saunders Street at 9 p.m. Friday. The closures will continue until 6 a.m. Monday, depending on the weather.

The state Department of Transportation warned of possibly heavy delays in the area and encouraged motorists to use alternate routes.

DOT suggested drivers on I-40 West take Exit 301 at I-440/Outer Beltline, and then to Exit 4 at Wade Avenue to return to to I-40 West.

Traffic cameras showed traffic flowing freely through the area early Saturday morning.

Nightly lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. will resume on Monday.

DOT lowers the speed limit from 65 mph to 55 mph during all lane closures.

The road work is part of am $8.5 million rehabilitation project to repave 12.9 miles of the Beltline from Wade Avenue in west Raleigh to the split with Interstate 40 in southeast Raleigh. Asphalt in that stretch was laid back in the 1980s and drew complaints from regular drivers.

Contractor S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson was scheduled to complete the work in August 2008.

Drivers can check out current travel conditions by visiting the DOT Traveler Information Management Web site or by calling 511, the state’s toll-free travel information line.


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  • buzzcub Jan 14, 2008

    Were they able to do anything during this closure? I went through there this morning on my way in to work and didn't notice any changes.

  • Bob Sidel Jan 14, 2008

    thats was well said pbj, what you said was well said, I couldnt have well said it any weller than how well you said it

  • pbjbeach Jan 13, 2008

    Yes you will end up having to paid for this work to be done again in an very few short years probably within the next five to seven years you will be having to pay to have this job redone again also as that the asphalt mixtures that the ncdot are currently using are being design to fail so that they can turn right back around an relet another contract to have this work redone again so that some contractor can rape the ncdot an the state taxpayers again it is commonly known as just churn an burn thank you

  • bobdillin123789 Jan 13, 2008

    you think we will have to pay for this twice like the repaving job in durham?