I-40 http://wunc.org en How Rebuilding The Raleigh Beltline Could Change Start Times At Wake County Schools http://wunc.org/post/how-rebuilding-raleigh-beltline-could-change-start-times-wake-county-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The reconstruction of the Raleigh </span>Beltline<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is likely to have a huge impact on the Wake County School system. &nbsp;About 20 percent of schools may be forced to change their start times and bus routes next year.</span></p><p>Though construction is not expected to reach its peak until late 2014, Wake County school administrators and board members are already considering what changes they may need to make.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 27894 at http://wunc.org How Rebuilding The Raleigh Beltline Could Change Start Times At Wake County Schools Johnston County I-40 Rest Areas Reopen With A Rustic New Look http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-i-40-rest-areas-reopen-rustic-new-look <p>Drivers along I-40 this holiday season can take a breather at a rest area in Johnston County.&nbsp;&nbsp; The westbound and eastbound stops near Benson have re-opened after a nine-month remodeling project.</p><p></p><p><br />The NCDOT put $1.5 million into renovations and upgrades for the facilities which now meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:02:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 27858 at http://wunc.org Johnston County I-40 Rest Areas Reopen With A Rustic New Look I-40/440 Rebuild Officially Underway http://wunc.org/post/i-40440-rebuild-officially-underway <p></p><p>Some eastbound lanes on portions of I-440 near the I-40/440 split will now be shut down at night.&nbsp;</p><p>It's part of 3-year rebuild project that will replace an 11-and-a-half mile stretch of freeway in southern Wake County. Daytime lane closures won't begin until mid December.</p><p>The DOT's Cris Mulder says 100,000 vehicles use this part of the highway every day and safety is the biggest concern.<br /><br />"This is 30-year old concrete and pavement," Mulder says.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:56:36 +0000 Catherine Brand 24889 at http://wunc.org I-40/440 Rebuild Officially Underway American Tobacco Trail's I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Goes Up This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/american-tobacco-trails-i-40-pedestrian-bridge-goes-weekend <p>Structural engineers will put a pedestrian bridge over I-40 this weekend.&nbsp; Work crews will stay busy overnight Sunday to install the addition to the historic American Tobacco Trial.&nbsp; The bridge is a major step in adding four miles to the American Tobacco Trail that connects the existing portion to a stretch that ends at the Chatham County line.</p><p>Ed Venable, an engineer on the bridge placement project,&nbsp; says I-40 will have to be shut down to put this bridge --&nbsp; now in four sections -- in place.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:37:10 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14177 at http://wunc.org American Tobacco Trail's I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Goes Up This Weekend It's Electric http://wunc.org/post/its-electric <p>The Plug-In electric car conference wrapped up its four-day run this week in Raleigh. It's the first time the conference, which draws car makers and utility planners from around the country, has been held on the East Coast. Conference planners were drawn to North Carolina's capital by the growing demand for electric vehicles in the Triangle.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:17:00 +0000 Amber Nimocks & Frank Stasio 8145 at http://wunc.org Trucker Arrested After I-40 Crash http://wunc.org/post/trucker-arrested-after-i-40-crash <p></p><p>The driver of the tractor-trailer involved in yesterday's multi-vehicle crash on I-40 has been arrested on multiple charges. Three people died in the accident.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 21:32:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8503 at http://wunc.org Trucker Arrested After I-40 Crash I-40 Bottleneck Gets Wider http://wunc.org/post/i-40-bottleneck-gets-wider <p></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:02:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8885 at http://wunc.org