fortify_logo_headerThe I-40/I-440 “Fortify” rebuild project is an ongoing freeway pavement replacement project in South Raleigh.  NCDOT is completely rebuilding 11 miles of pavement along both I-40 / US 64 and I-440 / US 64, extending acceleration lanes between certain I-40 ramps to improve merging on and off the freeway, and preserving selected bridges along I-40 and I-440 to extend their life-span.

Construction is currently underway on I-440 from US 64 / 264 exit to the I-40 interchange in southeast Raleigh.

Work on I-40 is estimated to begin in late 2014 with the project slated for completion August 2016.

Click here for a one-page overview for visitors and the regional hospitality industry.

Click here for current travel times on select I-40/Fortify routes.

Current RTA focus

Reduce impact of reconstruction on commerce and support the improvement of transit services including an expanded Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS)

Recent RTA and partner successes

  • Encouraged the use of the Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS) between downtown Raleigh and Johnston County
  • Advocated to keep at least two lanes open at all times in reconstruction area
  • Project recieved $12 million to fund new transit service to better serve commuters
  • Encouraged the consideration of a starter or temporary commuter rail line between Raleigh and Johnston County

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