Project Map
I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project Map
Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Johnston,Wake
  • Type of Project: Widening – addition of travel lanes
  • STIP Number: I-5111
  • Estimated Cost: To be determined
  • Property Acquisition Start: Late 2013 thru 2015
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The I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton project will focus on improving I-40 from the beltline in Raleigh, to NC 42 in Johnston County, by adding additional travel lanes to ease congestion throughout this section of I-40.

News and Updates

A Citizens Informational Workshop was held on October 13th, 2009 at the Comfort Inn near the intersection of I-40 and NC Highway 42. This workshop was well attended by the public and local government agencies, with most attendees expressing support for the project and inquiring how quickly construction might begin.

Coordination with Environmental Agencies:

A meeting will be held on February 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at NCDOT Highway Building in Raleigh to consider the purpose and need for the proposed I-40 project and to designate alternative proposals for the project. This meeting is the first of several “merger meetings” among NCDOT and several other state and federal agencies. Merger meetings are held to evaluate a range of information so that the agencies involved can agree on a variety of decisions relating to the proposed project and the surrounding environmental resources. Links to view the preliminary plan mapping for this meeting are below:

Project Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the proposed project will be to ease congestion through a very busy section of I-40, which is subject to heavy rush hour traffic.

Project Highlights

The project is currently in the beginning phases of the environmental studies for streams, wetlands, endangered species, human/cultural resources and other important issues. The environmental studies vary in length and should be completed near the end of 2017.

Contact Information

Theresa Ellerby
Project Development Project Manager

Joey Hopkins
Division 5 Engineer

Anthony A. Houser, PE
Project Engineer

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.