I’m making up for not posting on Friday by dedicating this Two Link Tuesday to Fortify! -Brandi
- Fortify Friday, on Tuesday
IT’S FINALLY HERE – no, not Star Wars – the final long-term pattern for the lanes. Last Thursday the night crew completed the final lane shift for eastbound lanes near the U.S. 1/64 interchange, putting the entire work zone into its long-term traffic pattern of three lanes in each direction – with the right shoulder being used as a travel lane. Expect this setup to continue into Spring 2016.
This week, crews plan to relocate a highway light pole in the median at the I-440 East/US 1/64 interchange. The work will require the closure of all three westbound lanes in the area on Thursday night. Traffic will be diverted to the collector lane that drivers use to access I-440 East and U.S. 1/64 South. It runs parallel to I-40 West so through traffic will rejoin the highway just past the interchange.
Some parts of the rebuild project will also be resurfaced to smooth out rough spots and prepare the roadway for potential winter precipitation that can lead to potholes and more damage. The inside and middle lanes of I-40 East between Lake Wheeler Road and Hammond Road were scheduled for last weekend. This week the work will shift to I-40 West between Rock Quarry and Lake Wheeler roads.
Check here for the full press release, plus tweets, traffic information, and more: http://www.ncdot.gov/fortifync/
- Happy Holidays… what’s open?
The end of the year is upon us, so naturally, the holidays will impact bus service and the Fortify project. For Fortify, additional lane closures will be suspended Dec. 18-Dec. 29 and Dec. 31-Jan. 5. Work will continue day and night in the blocked-off section of I-40 where the inside lanes are being rebuilt. All work on the project will be halted Dec. 24 to Dec. 27.
For transit, how great would it be if you could go one place and see all the alerts? SO GREAT, right? Well, I’m pleased to announce, I can make that happen. The Holiday schedules for GoDurham, GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, C-Tran, and Chapel Hill Transit are available here:
https://gotransitnc.org/service-alerts . Isn’t that convenient?
Thanks for riding with us and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!