Crews to fix lane marking issues in Fortify work zone
Posted March 21, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Construction crews working on the Fortify project on Interstate 440 east of downtown Raleigh will fix some issues with lane markings and uneven pavement on Friday and Saturday nights, officials said Friday.
In response to public complaints, crews will work on lane markings from Interstate 40 West onto I-440 West to clarify lane shifts entering the work zone.
On I-440 East, crews will patch on-ramps at U.S. Highway 64/264 and Poole Road.
Crews are also continuing work to tear up sections of I-440 West between the Interstate 40/440 split Poole Road. In eastbound lanes, crews are still saw-cutting and milling portions of the median between U.S. 64/264 and the I-40/440 split.
Once it is pulled up, the asphalt will be crushed and used in the asphalt plant that was built in the middle of the work zone. All of the highway being replaced will be recycled and put back down when crews begin repaving, officials said.
The asphalt plant is nearly operational, and crews will be producing up to 250 tons of asphalt per day during the next several days as they make sure the mix is ready to use on the road rebuild.
Full-time production of asphalt – up to 350 tons per hour – will likely begin by mid-April, officials said. Once the inside lanes on I-440 East and West are repaved, crews will shift to the outside lanes.