Rebuild project to close lanes on Interstate 440
Posted December 3, 2013
Updated December 8, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Work will begin this week to gradually reduce Interstate 440 in Raleigh from three lanes to two, state transportation officials said Tuesday.
The lane restrictions in both directions of I-440 – from Interstate 40 to the U.S. Highway 64/264 interchange – will remain through December 2014.
The work is part of “Fortify,” the state’s project to rebuild an 11.5-mile stretch of I-40/440.
The lane closures will begin overnight this week on the westbound side, using plastic barrels to direct vehicles into the new traffic pattern. Those barrels eventually will be replaced with concrete barriers.
Crews will repeat the process on the eastbound side, beginning next week.
NCDOT officials said they plan to have both sides of I-440 down to two lanes before Christmas.