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November 8, 2013

Watch for nighttime construction delays on I-440

NCDOT’s Beltline rebuild project will close lanes at night the week of Nov. 11 in both directions on I-440 in southeast Raleigh, from the I-40 split to the Crabtree Creek bridge north of the U.S. 64 / 264 interchange. Daytime lane closings start in December.

Work crews will close lanes on the Interstate 440 Beltline in southeast Raleigh at night during the week of Monday, Nov. 11, the state Department of Transportation said.

The outside lanes will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on both the westbound and eastbound sides of I-440 between the I-40 split and the Crabtree Creek bridge just north of the U.S. 64 / 264 interchange. It’s part of a three-year project to rebuild 11.5 miles of the I-40 and I-440 southern Beltline.

Workers will remove rumble strips on the freeway shoulders and then pave over the same areas. The work could extend through Saturday night.

More nighttime lane closures are expected through November. Starting in December, drivers on the I-440 Beltline section in southeast Raleigh will find traffic slowed by daytime lane closings.

Work began in late October on the I-440 section at the southeast elbow of the Beltline, where crews will close lanes and squeeze traffic over the next 12 months. Starting in the fall of 2014, the work and the rush-hour delays will move to the I-40 section in south and southwest Raleigh.

View I-40 / I-440 Southern Beltline overhaul in a larger map

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