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Wake Tech prepares for highway project

Posted November 5, 2013

— The lane closures involved with the Fortify project to rebuild an 11.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40/440 are expected to cause heavy delays over the next three years. These delays may prove to be a big hassle for students at Wake Technical Community College. 

According to Butch Grove, Wake Tech’s dean of sustainability, the school has been preparing for the Fortify project since the spring.

The school is urging its 70,000 commuter students at its six campuses to prepare for the backups. Precautions such as leaving early and adjusting class schedules for next year are recommended by school officials.

Teresa Joyner Wake Tech prepares for Fortify

Students are also encouraged to use the hourly express bus from downtown Raleigh.

Teresa Joyner, a nursing student at Wake Tech, says she plans to leave a little earlier and try to find shortcuts to avoid traffic jams as the Fortify project continues.



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  • sidecutter Nov 7, 2013

    "Immanoid" Wake Tech salaries paid by the state not the county. And FYI- Sustainabilty is only one of the many hats Mr. Grove wears.

  • BernsteinIII Nov 6, 2013

    "According to Butch Grove, Wake Tech’s dean of sustainability,"

    Seriously? Wake County taxpayers are paying the salary of someone called "The Dean of Sustainability"????????

    This is why academic costs are so high: bloated administration.

    One would think the Dean of Things that Start with Q, R, and S would of had "Sustainability" covered.

    Oh well.

  • sidecutter Nov 6, 2013

    "Z-man" Tata changed the name when the decision to leave two lanes open instead of one. The didn't think "Crawleigh" was appropriate any more. Fact is it will simply give the students another excuse for being late.

  • Z Man Nov 6, 2013

    It's not 'Fortify'... it's 'Crawleigh'. Can't just change the name on the fly.