Daytime lane closures delayed in 'Fortify' project

Posted December 4, 2013
Updated December 8, 2013

40/440 Fortify

Daytime lane closures on westbound Interstate 440 will not begin Thursday as planned, state Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday.

The department is working with contractors on a different plan that officials said will “optimize traffic flow” while the roadway is under construction, and they need more time to put the plan in place. The daytime lane closures likely will start next week.

The construction is part of “Fortify,” a project rebuild an 11.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40/440.

The delay of daytime lane closures has no impact on nighttime lane closures that begin Wednesday on the eastbound lanes of I-440, between the U.S. Highway 64/264 split and the I-40/440 interchange.

The outside lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next two nights and until 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday while crews do milling and paving work.


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  • lowepg Dec 6, 2013

    I prefer Carmegeddon myself...

    I agree this would make more sense with a complete 540....

    Also, all this work and they arent even adding a lane or 2? stupid.

  • paul2345 Dec 6, 2013

    Fortify? I liked 'Craleigh' much, much better. Pity the politicians didn't let DOT finish 540 all the way around first -- but that would have made far too much sense.