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U.S. 401 to close between Fuquay-Varina and Garner next week

Posted January 25, 2021 1:11 p.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2021 1:58 p.m. EST

Nightly work on 540 to close US 401 between Fuquay-Varina and Garner

— Work to finish the Interstate 540 (Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension) project in southern Wake County will close U.S. Highway 401 between Fuquay-Varina and Garner next week.

Utility contractors have scheduled closures on U.S. 401 between between Ten Ten Road and Ransdell Road from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.

WRAL Brian Shrader estimates the detour, listed below, will add an additional five minutes to the trip. The detour routes will be as follows:

If traveling on U.S. 401 Southbound

  • U.S. 401 South to Ten Ten Road (Turn right on Ten Ten Road)
  • Ten Ten Road to Lake Wheeler Road (Turn left on Lake Wheeler Road)
  • Lake Wheeler Road to Donny Brook Road (Turn Left on Donny Brook Road)
  • Donny Brook Road to Ransdell Road (Turn right on Ransdell Road)
  • Ransdell Road to U.S. 401 South (Turn right on US 401 South)

If traveling on U.S. 401 Northbound

  • U.S. 401 North to Ransdell Road (Turn left on Randell Road)
  • Ransdell Road to Donny Brook Road (Turn left on Donny Brook Road)
  • Donny Brook Road to Lake Wheeler Road (Turn right on Lake Wheeler Road)
  • Lake Wheeler Road to Ten Ten Road (Turn right on Ten Ten Road)
  • Ten Ten Road to U.S. 401 North (Turn left on US 401 North)

The work will impact the section of I-540 that will eventually run just north of Wake Technical Community College's campus on U.S. 401. The North Carolina Department of Transportation estimates work on I-540 from N.C. Highway 55 in Holly Springs to Interstate 40 in Garner to be complete sometime in 2023.

Drivers can get updates on the NCDOT website or by calling 1-800-554-7849.

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