Fortify Friday – Project Updates

Motorists will see additional work, traffic shifts on I-40 starting at the first of the year

Motorists driving through the Fortify I-40/440 Rebuild Project in Raleigh will soon see work ramp up on the I-40 portion of the project, known as Phase II. This comes as Phase I is on schedule and almost complete.  The I-440 West section from the I-40 split to the I-495/U.S. 264/64 interchange is scheduled to be in its updated traffic pattern by the end of December.  The I-440 East section is expected to be open in its three-lane pattern by the end of January.

The Fortify project is a road rebuild project that is necessary for the safety of the 115,000 motorists who travel through this area each day. A chemical reaction occurring beneath the surface of the 30-year-old roadway is causing the road bed to crumble.

In January, weather permitting, Fortify crews will phase in traffic shifts on both the I-40 East and West lanes near the Gorman/Lake Wheeler exits while construction takes place outside the barrier walls. Following that, crews will continue to put up barrier walls along the I-40 project work zone until this entire stretch of roadway operates in a three-lane traffic pattern.

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