The orange barrels are down and the concrete barriers are up! Concrete barriers on I-440 West in Raleigh now stretch from the Knightdale Bypass to near the I-40/440 split, meaning no shoulders along that section of the Fortify Project zone. Now that the concrete barriers are installed, this traffic pattern will remain in place for the next several months.
Decrease in lanes mean an increase in traffic, but that doesn’t have to mean a longer or more stressful commute. Taking the bus can help you avoid Fortify traffic and carpooling with a coworker or neighbor can help get more cars off the road. Plus, if you live in Zebulon, Wendell, Knightdale, or Johnston County, the express routes below include one of our newest and several (some say) of our best kept secrets to getting around Fortify traffic:
The Knightdale-Raleigh Express, also known as KRX, loops from McKnight Dr. at Electric Ave. in Knightdale to Blount St. at Moore Square Transit Station in Raleigh. KRX service is Monday through Friday and also services a Wal-Mart Park & Ride on McKnight Dr. Full map and schedule here.
The Zebulon-Wendell-Raleigh Express (ZWX) provides service from the Zebulon Park & Ride (located between Compare Foods and Advance Auto Parts off Gannon Ave. and Stratford Dr.) to Moore Square Transit Station in Raleigh. The ZWX also services the Wendell Park & Ride. Want to ride the ZWX to avoid Fortify traffic? To help new riders, we’ve increased ZWX service to run every 30 minutes during peak hours. Full map and schedule here.
The Johnston County Express (JCX) is our newest Fortify express route. JCX provides service from Johnston County to Raleigh and includes stops at the Cleveland Crossing Park & Ride, Edenton St. at Wilmington Ave., and Blount St. at Moore Square Station. A JCX rider even won one of our February #GoLove prizes just by tweeting about her experience on the bus! Find the full map and schedule here.
Have a great weekend,