Wake-Johnston Work on I-40 East to Close Lane Wednesday

Posted April 23, 2007 2:27 p.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2007 4:50 p.m. EDT

Road Construction

— Work on the U.S. 70 Clayton Bypass is prompting crews to close a lane of eastbound Interstate 40 at the Wake-Johnston county line on Wednesday.

Like a closure Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation said the right lane will be closed from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. between U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 306) and N.C. 42 (Exit 312).

Workers are building a connection with the Bypass as long as weather does not interfere, NCDOT said. Crews need room to pave connections to the Bypass.

The speed limit drops from 60 mph to 55 during construction closures, NCDOT said.

The Highway Patrol announced Monday that it is emphasizing compliance with speed limits and other regulations in construction zones.