Wake Tech prepares for highway project
Posted November 5, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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.