The southern portion of I-40/I-440 is 30 years old and needs repair. More than 100,000 vehicles travel this stretch of highway each day, putting a great deal of stress on the road's surface. Fortify is part of a 10-year plan to strengthen North Carolina’s roadways and alleviate traffic congestion in the Triangle. Our goal is to fortify the roadway for safer, more efficient travel for everyone who travels through this busy section of highway. The project is broken out into two phases:
Work began in May 2013 on a 3-mile stretch of highway between the I-40/I-440/U.S. 64 interchange (Exit 301) and just north of I-495/U.S. 264/Knightdale Bypass (Exit 14). Work is expected to be completed in Summer 2015.
Phase II began in late 2014 and includes I-40 in south Raleigh. The construction zone is between U.S. 1 in Cary and east of the I-40/U.S. 64/I-440 interchange (Exit 301). Three lanes of traffic are to remain open through the length of the project, although additional lane closures are allowed at certain times when the impact on traffic is minimal.
Help Us Fortify
Please help us get 30,000 vehicles off the road each day by considering one of the following options: