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Business 40 to Close for a Weekend in March; Slow Rolls Coming Soon

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, weather permitting, NCDOT will conduct four “slow rolls” to lay new utility lines across Business 40 at Fourth Street. During each slow roll, NCDOT will use four “pace” trucks to pace traffic along both east- and westbound lanes of Business 40.  This will allow the contractor enough time to carry the utility lines across Business 40 at Fourth Street. The slow roll will most likely begin near U.S. 52 on the east and near Cloverdale Avenue on the west. The exact time of each slow roll is not set, so drivers should pay attention and be aware of the pace trucks. Once the utility lines are placed, traffic will return to normal.

“Mini” Business 40 Closure
Beginning Friday, March 9 at 9 pm through Sunday, March 11 at 11 am, NCDOT will close all lanes of Business 40 between Peters Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Avenue to demolish the Fourth Street Bridge. 

Also the Business 40 ramp, accessed at Hawthorne to Lockland, will be closed during this time (see photo below). Traffic will be detoured along First Street. 

Street View of Lockland Closure

The 4th Street Bridge will remain closed until completion in early 2019. Traffic using the 4th Street Bridge will be detoured to other local roads. However, residents who live along both sides of the 4th Street Bridge will still be able to access their homes.

Here’s the good news. Normally, bridge demolition requires at least six weeks. If this weekend demolition plan works, it could dramatically decrease the time of the full Business 40 closure.

Pedestrian Bridge

Also beginning in March? Construction of the new tunnel under Peters Creek Parkway near BB&T Ballpark.This is part of the new Multi-Use Path that will run along both sides of Business 40 and connect with the new Strollway Land Bridge located next to Liberty Street Bridge.

Ver actualización de la construcción de Business 40

Tips for your trip:

  • Call 336-716-ROAD (7623) for arecorded message with the latest Business 40 news on road work, resources and traffic detours. The phone line will be updated as needed
  • Know alternate routes to use before you leave for your appointment. Depending on where you live, there are several local roads you can use while Business 40 is closed. Start thinking about alternative routes now by using a navigation app or website, and time how long it takes you.
  • Build in extra travel time for your trip.
  • Drive with caution. Slow down and stay alert for slowed/stopped traffic and construction workers.
  • Watch for detour signs. Look for posted detour signs for local road closings.
  • Stay informed. You’ll receive a Business 40 monthly update at your doctor’s office. If you have a myWakeHealth account, be sure you know your password to log in. Soon you will receive updates through myWakeHealth.
  • Check out and for regular updates.
  • For real time closure information, check NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management (TIMS) maps. 

Here are some examples of navigation apps and websites to use while planning for your visit:

  • Waze: Use this app to share and view real-time traffic and road info with other drivers in your area. You can also see real-time alerts on your route for accidents, traffic jams and more.
  • Google Maps:Access this web mapping service for real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), route planning for travel, to view street maps and more.
  • MapQuest:Visit this website for driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions.

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Last Updated: 02-20-2018
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