The N.C. Department of Transportation is starting work Wednesday to refresh striping for lanes on a 5-mile span of Interstate 77 to help improve safety in a construction zone.
Crews will work on the lane striping on I-77 North near I-277, exit 11, up to Sunset Road, exit 16, then will head south and cover the same area.
The work will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and should be wrapped up by Saturday morning, according to NCDOT. The project is within the 26-mile work zone for the I-77 toll lane project.
Because there have been recent traffic shifts associated with the project, NCDOT wants to refresh any areas that may appear faded so there’s no confusion for drivers, spokeswoman Jen Thompson said.
In March, crews had to restripe a section of I-77 North between Sunset Road and W.T. Harris Boulevard.
Some of the striping in the express lane construction zone looked like wet spaghetti with suddenly widening, then narrowing, making it unclear where drivers should be.