The modernization and expansion of the I-440 Beltline in southwestern Raleigh has been our highest reconstruction priority for some time.
While work has been underway for a few weeks, with the closing of the Melbourne Road overpass this week — it will be closed for an entire year — we can now say the project and its impacts have begun in earnest.
The short-term good news is that two through travel lanes will be available during all primary commuting times throughout construction.
The longer-term good news is that we are only a few years away from a new, modern freeway that will provide more safety, more capacity, and improved operational efficiency for travelers.
In the meantime: check your favorite travel app before you leave, whenever you expect to be traveling in the I-440 area, including the Wade Avenue freeway.
Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director
RTA is the voice of the regional business community on transportation
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