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Preconstruction Public Meeting set for I-440 Improvements Project

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will host a preconstruction open house to discuss the forthcoming improvements to Interstate 440 from just north of Wade Avenue to just south of Walnut Street in Cary, and a grade separation at Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St. NCDOT project team members and representatives of the Lane Construction design-build team will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. No formal presentation will be made.

Project improvements include widening I-440 from four to six lanes, replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges. This segment, built in the 1960s, is the oldest section of I-440. The section causes bottlenecking as six lanes reduce to four at either end, causing congestion that is forecast to increase.

Preliminary site work and clearing is expected to begin in early August, with heavy construction beginning in September.

Maps of the project can be viewed on the NCDOT public meetings website.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting can still offer comments via email or phone. They can be directed to David Hering, NCDOT project manager, at or 919-707-6617.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson at pdw​ or 919-707-6073 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.


7/29/2019 1:00 PM