Signs like these around the Raleigh Beltline direct drivers to alternative routes to eastbound Interstate 40. Drivers should heed them only if traffic has come to a halt or they are directed that way by electronic signs along the highway.
Signs like these around the Raleigh Beltline direct drivers to alternative routes to eastbound Interstate 40. Drivers should heed them only if traffic has come to a halt or they are directed that way by electronic signs along the highway. Richard Stradling rstradling@newsobserver.com
Signs like these around the Raleigh Beltline direct drivers to alternative routes to eastbound Interstate 40. Drivers should heed them only if traffic has come to a halt or they are directed that way by electronic signs along the highway. Richard Stradling rstradling@newsobserver.com

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 31 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.