Improvements to I-440 – from just south of Walnut Street in Cary to north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh – are needed to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency along the roadway (referred to locally as the Raleigh Beltline).
Changes include widening the roadway from four to six lanes, replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges
The segment has four through lanes and forms a "bottleneck" between the six through lanes on both ends, and existing congestion is forecast to increase.
Constructed in the 1960s, it is also oldest section of I-440 and is in need of rehabilitation. The roadway and interchanges have substandard design elements, such as poor sight lines, narrow shoulders and medians and short acceleration/deceleration lanes. Pavement, structures and interchanges along the project segment are in need of rehabilitation.
The N.C. Department of Transportation on Nov. 12, 2014, held a public meeting attended by more than 250 people, with a broad range of interests, whose comments have helped shape the direction of the project.
The following materials were also made available for public review:
Detailed design and environmental assessments of different alternatives should be complete in late 2016. Once complete, NCDOT will hold another public meeting – in early 2017 – for input on the more detailed design and the results of the environmental assessment.
Project schedule is subject to change.
|Late 2015||Finalize set of Detailed Study Alternatives|
Begin preliminary design
|Late 2016||Complete environmental assessment|
|Early 2017||Public hearing|
|Late 2017||Finalize environmental study with anticipated|
Finding of No Significant Impact
|2018||Begin right-of-way acquisition and construction as design-build contract|
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1616 East Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Raleigh, NC 27699-1548
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.