I-40 Fortify achieves substantial completion
Commuters to RTP from southeastern Wake and Johnston counties woke this morning to find all through and connector lanes on I-40 westbound now open to traffic. Portions of the connector lane between Gorman St. and US 1/64/I-440 had been closed for several months to complete some needed work outside of the traveled way. While there is still some project work left to do, including plantings at various interchange areas, the opening of all lanes means that I-40 Fortify has now achieved substantial completion for travelers. Thank you to NCDOT for their sustained focus on the regional business community’s top freeway reconstruction priority.

Learn how to get rid of those stoplights on Capital Blvd.
Capital Boulevard north of 540 is one of the region’s three upcoming conversion to freeway projects during the next few years. Soon travelers will have zero traffic signals between 540 and Wake Forest, providing dramatically improved all-day mobility for commuters, commerce, and transit. Learn more at upcoming NCDOT public meetings this coming Tuesday and Thursday. Construction is slated to begin in 2021.

I-95 is getting bigger, and better — offer your thoughts
The recent hurricane-induced closure of much of I-95 in North Carolina highlighted the importance of the east coast’s primary freeway. Fortunately, I-95 has been reopened for nearly two weeks, and the state is focusing on its upcoming, needed expansion from 4 to 8 lanes of the portion from I-40 at Benson south to business I-95 near Fayetteville. Construction will begin next year; there is a public meeting in Benson next Thursday to learn more.

Thank you for your investment in the voice of the regional business community on transportation!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director