::I-540, I-40 Lanes Closed This Weekend
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Thursday June 7, 2007
DURHAM - Work will continue on Interstate 40 near Fayetteville Road at Southpoint Mall this week and parts of Interstate 540 will be closed this week as well.
Interstate 540 Partially Closed
The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of I-540 West between Aviation Parkway (Exit 2) and I-40 (Exit 1) in Wake County on Friday, June 8th, at 7pm all the way over the weekend to Monday, June 11, at 6am weather permitting.
The on-ramps from Aviation Parkway North and South to I-540 West will also be closed.
The closure is necessary to perform milling and resurfacing work as part of the I-540 construction project.
Interstate 40 Work This Weekend
The NC Department of Transportation says it has revised the work schedule for repaving the 10.4-mile stretch of Interstate 40 in Durham County from NC Highway 147 (also called the Durham Freeway) to the Orange County line for the rest of this week.
The state says that all work is weather permitting.
During the week of June 4th through June 10th, two of three lanes on I-40 East will be closed from Exit 274 (NC 751) to Exit 279 (NC 147/Durham Freeway) as crews remove sections of the existing concrete overlay and replace it with asphalt.
The state says that no work will be conducted on I-40 west this week, but work on I-40 east is tentatively scheduled as follows:
--Thursday, June 7th, from 8pm to 6am, Friday, June 8th
--Friday, June 8th, 8pm to 6am, Monday, June 11, weather permitting.
This will be the third of nine extended weekend lane closures scheduled for this project's duration. During this weekend, two of three eastbound lanes will be closed.
All lanes will be open on the remaining weekdays from 6am to 8pm.
Work Next Week On I-40
According to the NC DOT, work will continue next week on Interstate 40. Two of three lanes on I-40 West will be closed from Exit 279 (N.C. 147/Durham Freeway) to Exit 274 (N.C. 751) as crews remove sections of the existing concrete overlay and replace it with asphalt in these areas. No work will be conducted on I-40 East next week.
Work will take place as follows:
-- From Monday, June 11, 8pm to 6am, Tuesday, June 12
-- From Tuesday, June 12, 8pm to 6am, Wednesday, June 13
-- From Wednesday, June 13, 8pm to 6am, Thursday, June 14
-- From Thursday, June 14, 8pm to 6am, Friday, June 15
--Friday, June 15, 8pm to 6am, Monday, June 18, weather permitting.
That weekend will be the fourth of nine extended weekend lane closures scheduled for the project's duration. During this weekend, one of three westbound lanes will be open. All eastbound lanes will remain open.
All lanes will be open on the remaining weekdays from 6am to 8pm. ::