I-440 Beltline drivers squeeze into inside lanes

08/14/2014 6:06 PM

08/14/2014 6:20 PM

Drivers will find a new traffic pattern Friday morning on the southeastern elbow section of Raleigh’s Inner Beltline (I-440 East), where a three-year construction project is pushing traffic into the two inside lanes.

Commuters have spent the past several months driving in the two outside lanes while workers removed and replaced all the pavement on the inside lanes. Now the construction work will shift to the outside lanes. Drivers on the parallel section of I-440 West moved into the inner lanes a few weeks ago.

Late this year when construction is finished on I-440 between the I-40 split and the U.S. 64/264 interchange, the lane closings will move to a longer, busier section of I-40 across South Raleigh.

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