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NCDOT says it will put down some pavement reflectors this weekend to help drivers keep their place in shifting lanes on Interstate 40 between Harrison and Wade avenues in West Raleigh. The work is planned between 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday.
That's good news for nervous drivers on a stretch of I-40 that is being widened, a $49 million job that will be finished by July.
And about time. Work crews laid down fresh white stripes a few weeks ago on most of this stretch of I-40, but not all of it.
It can be pretty exciting, especially in the rain or in bad ligh conditions, when you find yourself trying to guess whether your lane just shifted a little to the left or a little to the right. NCDOT says:
With the NHL All-Star Game being held this weekend in Raleigh, and rain in the forecast for much of next week, further delaying the striping of the westbound lanes, it was decided to put the reflectors in place. They will make it easier for motorists driving at night or in rain to see where lanes have been shifted as part of the on-going project to widen six miles of I-40. Crews will refresh the existing temporary lane markings for the westbound lanes once the weather improves.