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Project Overview Video
Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Wake
  • Type of Project: Widening
  • STIP Number: U-2719
  • Cost: $92,000,000
  • Property Acquisition Start: 2016 (subject to change)
Additional Materials

Scoping Packet

I-440 Improvements Logo


This project will widen I-440 (the Raleigh Beltline) from just south of Walnut Street in Cary to north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh. It would include the replacement of the existing pavement and bridges along this segment, as well as upgraded interchanges.

News and Updates

Results of Public Meeting

NCDOT held a public meeting on November 12, 2014. Over 250 people attended with a broad range of interests. Comments are currently being collected to help shape the direction of the project. Detailed design and environmental assessment of different alternatives will occur in 2015. NCDOT will then return to a another public meeting in early 2016 for input on the more detailed design and results of the environmental assessment.

Materials from Public Meeting

Project Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow, access, efficiency and increase mobility on this segment of I-440. The project section has four through lanes, while north and south of the segment there are six through lanes, which cause a “bottleneck” on both ends. The four through lanes in the project section regularly experience congestion and traffic volumes are forecasted to increase in the future. The roadway and interchanges in this section 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.

Project Purpose and Need

Project Schedule

Project schedule is subject to change.

Late 2014Finalize set of Detailed Study Alternatives
Begin preliminary design
Late 2015Complete Environmental Assessment
Early 2016Public Hearing
Early 2017Finalize environmental study with anticipated Finding of No Significant Impact
2018Begin Right of Way Acquisition and construction as Design-Build project

Contact Information

Jill Gurak, PE

  • Email: Jill Gurak
  • Address:1616 East Millbrook Rd, Ste 310
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Phone: (919) 431-5298

John L. Williams, P.E.

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Address:1548 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1548
  • Phone: (919) 707-6178

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.