The North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to widen an 11-mile stretch of I-40 between Raleigh and the Cleveland School area between Garner and Clayton. The project will focus on improving I-40 from the beltline in Raleigh to N.C. 42 in Johnston County by adding additional travel lanes to ease congestion throughout this heavily traveled section.
News and Updates
2016: Anticipated public meeting (TBD)
September 2015: Preliminary designs are underway that would involve adding one or two additional lanes in each direction along the 11-mile corridor.
2014: Traffic forecast was updated based on a recent regional growth model.
February 17, 2011: A regulatory coordination meeting involving NCDOT and several state and federal agencies was held in Raleigh to consider the purpose and need for the project, and to designate alternative proposals.
October 13, 2009: A Citizens Informational Workshop was held near the Cleveland School area. Most attendees expressed support for the project and inquired how quickly construction might begin.
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.
The project is currently in the early stages of environmental studies.
||Submission of preliminary design for environmental document
||Approval of preliminary design for environmental document
||Agency coordination meeting for bridging decisions
||Design Public Hearing
||Agency coordination meeting for preferred alternative
||Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Project Development Manager
Anthony Houser, P.E.
Division 5 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.