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Southern & Eastern Wake County:
The need for an additional transportation facility in the southern and eastern Wake County
is based on a combination of factors including transportation demands, social and economic
demands, and safety considerations. The Southern and Eastern Wake Freeway will link the
towns of Clayton, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, and Raleigh. It will
also connect the major radial routes in the southern portion of Raleigh and reduce traffic
volumes on the Raleigh Beltline (I-440), I-40, NC 42, NC 55, and Ten Ten Road (SR 1010) by
providing an alternate route for local and through traffic. The proposed action will
increase the overall system capacity of the existing roadway network and will divert
traffic from secondary roads in an area of Wake County that is experiencing substantial
residential growth. The Southern Wake Freeway is a component of the Raleigh Outer Loop
and will tie into the Western Wake Freeway near Apex and the Eastern Wake Freeway near
Garner. The Eastern Wake Freeway will tie to the northern portion of the Outer Loop at
the US 64 Knightdale Bypass.
Western Wake County Freeway:
The proposed Western Wake Freeway. identified in the North Carolina Departement of Transportation (NCDOT)Transportation Improvement Program as Project No. R-2635, will provide a new six-lane, controlled access freeway in western Wake County, west of NC 55.
The Western Wake Freeway will provide a multi-lane, high speed facility to serve the increasing transportation demand and relieve other roads in the area.
Northern Wake County
from US-64 Bypass (Knightdale) West to NC-55 (RTP)
includes US-1 (Capital Blvd.) to US-64 Bypass (Knightdale)
Southern & Eastern Wake County
from NC-55 (Apex) East to US-64 Bypass (Knightdale)
Western Wake County
from NC-55 (RTP) South to NC-55 (Apex)