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Construction of the first phase of the Complete 540 project is underway and when complete, will extend the existing Triangle Expressway (N.C. Toll 540) between N.C. 55 Bypass and I-40.

Please note that construction activities are dependent on equipment and weather and are subject to change.

Activities scheduled to take place in the coming weeks include:

N.C. 55 Bypass to East of Pierce Olive Road

  • N.C. 55 Bypass and Ramps

- Intermittent blasting, excavation, embankment work and bridgework

  • N.C. 55 Bypass and East Williams Street in Apex

- Utility relocation

  • Between East Williams Street and Middle Creek

- Drainage installation and culvert construction

  • Where the project will cross Sunset Lake Road

- Utility relocation

  • Where the project will cross River Falls Drive 

- Permanent road closure, temporary greenway closure, and temporary pedestrian detour

  • Between River Falls Drive and Sunset Lake Road

- Clearing, grubbing and erosion control measures

  • Between Sunset Lake Road and Holly Springs Road

- Culvert construction

  • Between Kildaire Farm Road and Holly Springs Road

- Utility relocation

  • Where the project will intersect Pierce Olive Road
       - Utility relocation
  • East of where the project will intersect Pierce Olive Road

- Clearing, grubbing and erosion control measures


East of Pierce Olive Road to East of U.S. 401

  • Between Pierce Olive Road and West Lake Road

- Culvert construction, drainage and excavation work

  • Where the project will cross under Deer Meadow Drive

- Utility relocation

  • Between Lake Wheeler Road and Fayetteville Road

- Culvert construction

  • Where the project will cross Fayetteville Road

- Utility relocation

  • Between Fayetteville Road and Old McCullers Road 

- Clearing and grubbing

  • Where the project will cross over Old McCullers Road

- Clearing, grubbing, installation of erosion control measures, construction of access road, utility relocation/adjustment

East of U.S. 401 to I-40

  • Between Old McCullers and Fanny Brown Road

       - Clearing work

  • Between Fanny Brown Road and Old Stage Road

- Earthwork, drainage and erosion control installation

  • ​​Between Old State Road and Holland Church Road

       - Clearing and installation of erosion control measures

  • Between Holland Church Road and Sauls Road

- Clearing, grubbing, installation of erosion control measures, bridgework over Juniper Branch, intermittent pile driving and culvert construction

  • Between Sauls Road and Jordan Road

- Culvert construction

  • Where the project will cross Benson Road
       - Clearing, grubbing, earthwork and installation of erosion control measures
  • Between Benson Road and Swift Creek

- Clearing, grubbing and ditch work

  • Where the project will cross I-40 

- Ongoing construction work adjacent to I-40, including clearing of land, bridge    construction, earthwork, pile driving and installation of erosion and sedimentation      control measures

  • I-40 West Exit 309 to U.S. 70 East/Bypass

- Traffic shifted onto temporary ramp detour

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8/12/2020 1:19 PM