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Nighttime repaving work starts Wednesday night on a 3.8-mile section of the 540 Outer Loop in western Wake County, from I-40 to U.S. 70.
C.C. Mangum Co. of Raleigh has the $2.2 million contract, funded with stimulus money from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to resurface the roadway and ramps and to rebuild the freeway shoulders.
The work will take place at night only between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., with at least one lane of traffic open at all times. The repaving is to be finished by May 2010.
If this project goes like a recent repaving job nearby on I-40, traffic backups will be possible even late at night with freeway traffic squeezed into a single lane.
Call 511 or check online at www.ncdot.gov/travel/ for construction traffic updates.