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Expect delays and detours again this weekend when road crews close lanes on two Triangle freeway projects -- affecting Tom Petty / ZZ Top fans along with other drivers on I-440 and I-540.
Work on a $3.4 million resurfacing project on the southeast corner of Interstate 440 will closes three of the four lanes for drivers on I-440 West (formerly known as the Outer Beltline).
From 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, I-440 West drivers will be funneled into the far left lane between the I-40 split and Poole Road. I-440 West drivers will not have access to Poole Road, and one lane on the ramp from I-40 West to I-440 West will be closed, NCDOT says.
The I-440 work will mean extra drive time for music fans heading to Walnut Creek for a Saturday evening show that features Tom Petty and ZZ Top.
Although this part of the Beltline is marked as I-440 West, drivers here are curving east and then north as they head counterclockwise around Raleigh.
Detours will be marked.
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Also this weekend, construction work will again close both off-ramps from the southwest-bound 540 Outer Loop to both directions of I-40, from 9pm Friday to 6am Monday.
It's part of a $7.6 million NCDOT project (to be finished Nov. 15) to add a lane to the ramp for westbound I-40, NCDOT says. Similar closures will be scheduled for one more weekends.
Marked detours will route drivers to I-40 via NC 54 and Miami Boulevard.