The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes to replace the existing bridges on Capital Boulevard (US 70/US 401) over Peace Street and on Capital Boulevard at Wade Avenue in Raleigh.
News and Updates
On April 22, 2014 NCDOT held a Public Hearing for the proposed replacement of the Capital Boulevard bridges at Peace Street and Wade Avenue.
NCDOT recommends Alternative P5 at Peace Street (square loop interchange) and Alternative W-Base at Wade Avenue (trumpet interchange). Following this hearing and a 30-day comment period, a preferred alternative will be selected by NCDOT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Public hearing maps are below.
Copies of the public hearings maps also are available for public review at the following locations:
- NCDOT District Office, 4009 District Drive, Raleigh
- NCDOT Division 5 Office, 2612 N. Duke Street, Durham
- City of Raleigh Transportation Planning Division, One Exchange Plaza, 219 Fayetteville Street, Suite 727
To provide input on these projects, see contact information for Ahmad Al-Sharawneh, below.
Project Overview and Purpose
The bridge on Capital Boulevard over Peace Street was built in 1948 and has a sufficiency rating of 44.9 out of a possible 100. The bridge on Capital Boulevard at Wade Avenue was built in 1954, has a sufficiency rating of 34.1, and is posted with a weight limit. Both bridges are classified as "structurally deficient" due to age. While the existing bridges are still adequate to support traffic, they are nearing the end of their design lives and need to be replaced in a timely manner.
NCDOT is conducting planning, environmental, and design studies for the proposed project to replace the bridges at the Capital Boulevard interchanges at Peace Street and Wade Avenue. During the planning phase of this project, alternatives are being studied that replace the bridges with new bridges in similar configurations in different styles of interchange configurations.
NCDOT is coordinating with the City of Raleigh, which approved their Capital Boulevard Corridor Study in August 2012. The bridge replacement projects will not restrict the City from completing future projects that fulfill their long-term vision for this area. More information about the City's project is on their website.
Four notifications have been mailed for the bridge replacement projects and are available below.
A Public Meeting was held on September 29, 2011 to present initial designs for the replacement of the Peace Street and Wade Avenue bridges. The handout provided to attendees and the presentation shown during the open house are available below.
Maps of the seven initial conceptual designs are available below.
NCDOT held a second Public Meeting on October 22, 2012. NCDOT displayed two designs for the replacement of the Peace Street interchange bridge, and four designs for the replacement of the Wade Avenue bridge. The workshop was informal in nature, and a presentation was not given. A copy of the handout and maps of the designs presented are available below.
NCDOT held a third Public Meeting on November 19, 2013. NCDOT displayed two designs for the replacement of the Peace Street interchange bridge, and two designs for the replacement of the Wade Avenue bridge. The workshop was informal in nature, and a presentation was not given. A copy of the handout and maps of the designs presented are available below.
Capital Boulevard/Peace Street Interchange
Capital Boulevard/Wade Avenue Interchange
Project Planning Engineer
- Phone: (919) 707-6010
- Email: Contact Us
- Address: 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548
Tony Houser, P.E.
Project Design Engineer
- Phone: (919) 707-6253
- Email: Contact Us
- Address: 1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1582
Joey Hopkins, P.E.
Division 5 Engineer
- Phone: (919) 220-4600
- Email: Contact Us
- Address: 2612 N. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27704
Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.