Nighttime detours will be marked on I-40 in West Raleigh this weekend as NCDOT schedules overnight closings for the I-40 East exit to Wade Avenue Friday night -- and for Wade Avenue at I-40 West (Exit 289) Saturday night.
The closings are scheduled both nights from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. the next day. The detours will include looping traffic south to the N.C. 54 (Exit 290) interchange.
The work is part of a project to widen 6 miles of I-40 from Wade to U.S. 1/64. Also this weekend, traffic will be shifted onto the newly built lanes in the I-40 median.
Also this weekend, another NCDOT project will close the exit ramps from southbound I-540 to east- and westbound I-40 near Research Triangle Park, from 9 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Monday. Detours will use N.C. 54. This project is for widening the I-540 off ramp to westbound I-40.