Raleigh - Another traffic shift has taken place for the I-40 Fortify rebuild project. Drivers on the westbound side are now using three new inside lanes from Rock Quarry Road to South Saunders Street. This latest shift means all of Interstate 40 West in the work zone has been moved to the inside except for the section of the project near I-440/US 1/64 in Cary.
A similar shift for the eastbound side is planned soon, with the goal of having drivers traveling in new lanes the entire length of the 8.5-mile work zone this fall. The shifts enable contractor crews to safely rebuild the outside lanes.
Motorists are reminded that being on new travel lanes doesn't mean there has been a change in the work zone speed limit, which remains at 60 mph for the safety of drivers, their passengers, and the construction crews. Motorists also need to avoid distractions, as concrete barriers in place on both sides of the travel lanes in each direction leave very little room for error.
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.