Drivers Travel On New Portion Of I-440 As "Fortify Project" Moves Forward

The project to rebuild portions of Interstate 40 and Interstate 440 in Raleigh is taking a step forward.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says the crews on the Fortify Project plan to shift traffic on I-440 West between I-40 and the U.S. 64/264 Knightdale Bypass from the two outside lanes to the two new inside lanes on Saturday. The move will allow crews to begin rebuilding the outside lanes of I-440 West.

Motorists will see the new road means a shift farther to the left than they currently make. To exit the interstate, drivers must cross over the outside lanes and the shoulder to access the Poole Road and U.S. 64/264 exits. The outside lanes and shoulder will be closed to through traffic during construction.