Work on I-440 in Raleigh delayed to next week

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — Work on Interstate 440 around Raleigh is being delayed until next week, giving commuters a few more days of having all lanes available.

The state Department of Transportation had planned to begin work on the road in southeast Raleigh on Thursday.

But officials have postponed the effort until sometime next week.

The plan calls for closing two of the three lanes on the road and will take about a year to complete. Two lanes will still operate, one of them consisting of the freeway shoulder.

DOT engineer Dennis Jernigan said there are concerns about how traffic will flow from I-40 onto I-440.

The plan is part of a three-year, $130 million repair for more than 11 miles of the beltway.

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