Interstate 40 in western Wake County is in line for a resurfacing job that is expected to start next spring.
The state Board of Transportation is expected Thursday to approve a $13.8 million plan to repave six miles of I-40 from I-540 to the Wade Avenue exit, and a mile of the Wade Avenue extension.
After approval by federal and local officials, state Department of Transportation engineers hope to award a contract early next year. The work on Wake’s busiest highway could start as soon as April and would take place at night.
The transportation board also is expected to reject bids for a DOT contract to replace old signs on the Raleigh Beltline. The lowest offer was nearly double DOT’s cost estimate of $834,000, so DOT will invite contractors to bid again on a job that had been expected to start this month.
The Beltline job includes plans to remove Inner / Outer Beltline signs that have confused motorists for years. Instead, the Beltline would be divided between east / west I-40, and east / west I-440.