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I-440 lane closures canceled this week

Posted November 5, 2013 12:21 p.m. EST

40/440 Fortify

— Lane closures planned for Tuesday and Wednesday nights on Interstate 440 in southeast Raleigh have been canceled, the state Department of Transportation said.

The closures – part of the Fortify project to rebuild an 11.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40/440 – are not needed because the contractor was able to complete prep work ahead of time. A spokesman for NCDOT said the contractor spent Monday night putting up barrier walls along both eastbound shoulders of the interstate between the Sunnybrook Road underpass and the I-440/U.S. Highway 64 split.

Lane closures are not expected next week. However, more are planned for later in the month.