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Drivers on the 540 Outer Loop should expect to see lanes closed frequently at night to allow for work on an $8.4 million resurfacing project that will continue until early November. (The N&O reported incorrectly Monday that the work would end this week.)
The nighttime work will cover all lanes on 17 miles of 540 between Intersate 40 near Research Triangle Park and Triangle Town Boulevard in northeast Raleigh, DOT said:
Because of the heavy volume on the interstate, which averages about 78,000 vehicles a day along that stretch, the work will be done at night to lessen the travel impact for motorists. No lane closures will be allowed between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Initially, work is scheduled to take place overnight Sunday through Thursday, although that could change during the project or if there are delays caused by weather during the week.
In addition to the road resurfacing work, there will also be some shoulder reconstruction and structural rehab work.Work at interchanges could result in ramp closures and detours to the next exit.