Raleigh-After a projected rainy weekend, Fortify drivers can anticipate reduced traffic lanes next week on Interstate 40 West from the I-440 split to Rock Quarry Road. The four lanes of traffic which are now in place are scheduled to be narrowed to three so construction crews can work on the two inside lanes.
Once this pattern is established, motorists will be able to travel Fortify's entire 8.5 mile length of I-40 West in three lanes, without the need to merge, until the project is completed in late 2016.
Construction to narrow portions of I-40 East from four lanes to three will take place later in October.
To see work zone travel times, motorists can visit www.letsgetmoving.org/FortifyTraffic.
To avoid Fortify traffic altogether, drivers should consider taking alternate routes. If they are headed to U.S. 1 in Cary or to points west on I-40, they can drive around the city on the opposite side using I-440. Also, motorists can exit I-440 at Poole Road and use the city streets to avoid any potential delays.
For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.