Raleigh - Ramp work needed for the I-40 Fortify rebuild project in Raleigh continues Friday night with the closure of the I-40 West exit ramp for southbound Rock Quarry Road (Exit 300A), as well as the westbound I-40 on ramp. Both ramps will re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.
Similar closures have taken place at other exits within the work zone, and are needed so the contractor can realign the ramps for new traffic patterns.
At 9 p.m., the right lane of I-40 West will be closed so crews can prepare for the ramp closures, which will go into effect at midnight.
Signed detour routes will be in place. Drivers north of I-40 should take Rock Quarry Road to westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, then use the ramp for Dawson Street, which becomes South Saunders Street to get to westbound I-40. Motorists south of I-40 will go east on Rock Quarry Road, turn left on Sunnybrook Road and then right on Poole Road to get on I-440 East and follow that to I-40 West.
Drivers already on I-40 West trying to get to Rock Quarry Road can go on to exit 299 (Hammond Road), turn left at the end of the ramp to go south, go under I-40 and go right on the ramp for I-40 East to return to the Rock Quarry Road exit.
Motorists are reminded to obey the 60 mph speed limit, and to pay extra attention when traveling through the work zone, especially when approaching the closed ramps where there may be drivers making last minute lane changes.
Project details, as well as traffic updates, live traffic cameras and information about alternate transit options can be found on FortifyNC.com.
Real-time travel information for Fortify and other highways across the state is also available at any time in the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or by following NCDOT on Twitter.