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DOT To Reopen Eastbound I-40 Ramps At U.S. 15-501 In Durham County

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation will reopen the eastbound I-40 ramps at U.S. 15-501 in Durham County beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., weather permitting.

The I-40 ramps had been closed at N.C. 54 and U.S. 15-501 periodically since August. The ramp closings were necessary to raise the ramp pavement levels in conjunction with the I-40 widening project.

Ramp work will resume in late winter, 2004, between N.C. 751 and N.C. 55. In the meantime, workers will continue median work on I-40.

Also, the department will open I-40 West to three lanes between N.C. 54 and U.S. 15-501 Thursday, Dec. 4. The additional lane will complete the widening in this section.

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