::Road Work Will Close Highways
By Raleigh Chronicle Staff
Friday, April 13, 2007
RALEIGH - Road work continues across the Triangle in Cary, Durham, and Raleigh
--Interstate 40 East Of Raleigh
--Interstate 40 West Of Durham Freeway
As part of the High House Road Widening Project, the Town of Cary will close Jenks Carpenter Road to thru-traffic from Collins Road to High House Road on Saturday, April 14 from 7am. to 7pm.
Motorists traveling on High House Road that need to access Jenks Carpenter Road should take the following signed detour route: High House Road to Davis Drive
to Leonard Christian Road to Collins Road back to Jenks Carpenter Road.
The closing is necessary to raise the roadway on Jenks Carpenter Road to connect with the newly widened High House Road section and the new six lane bridge on High House Road. Minimal delays are expected.
Interstate 40 East Of Raleigh
Interstate 40 east of Raleigh between Highway 70 and NC Highway 42 will have one lane closed part of the day to work on the new Clayton Bypass. According to reports, one eastbound lane will be closed daily except for 3pm to 7pm rush hour.
Interstate 40 West Of Raleigh
The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin repaving 10.4 miles of I-40 in Durham County from NC 147/Durham Freeway to the Orange County line beginning next week and all work is weather permitting.
During next week, the left two of three lanes on I-40 East at the Orange County line from Exit 270 at the US 15/501 Interchange all the way to Exit 273 at the NC Highway 54 Interchange will be closed as crews
begin removing a two-mile section of the existing concrete overlay and replacing it with asphalt.
Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 8pm to 6am each night and from 8pm to 8am on Saturday and Sunday. All lanes will be open on weekdays from 6am to 8pm, says the DOT.
For the duration of the project, up to nine weekend lane closures can occur beginning at 8pm on Fridays and ending at 6am on Mondays. Motorists can expect ramp closures along this section of I-40 in
mid-summer. Work on I-40 West is anticipated to begin in early July and will
start at N.C. 147/Durham Freeway. ::