'Fortify' lane closures will not begin tonight - WRBL

'Fortify' lane closures will not begin tonight

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The daytime closures of Interstate 440 West as part of North Carolina Department of Transportation's vast Fortify Raleigh project will not begin Monday tonight as continuing poor weather in the Triangle pushed the project back.

Officials had hoped to start on Tuesday, but the start depends on weather.

The westbound side will be reduced to two lanes using the current outside lane and the shoulder, which has been strengthened for regular traffic, the DOT said.

The lane closures will be in place of several months.

The delay affects the planned closures between the I-40/Beltline split and the U.S. 64/264 interchange.

The overnight lane closures on both the east and westbound sides of the interstate started early last week.

The Fortify project is the removal and replacement of an 11.5-mile stretch of I-40 and I-440.

The DOT took a short break on the work over the Thanksgiving holiday before the overnight closures began.

To see a projected schedule of Fortify Raleigh and estimated closures, visit the NCDOT website.

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