Studies are underway on a recommended project for I-440/U.S. 1 that would address congestion and safety concerns at both the I-440/Glenwood Avenue interchange and the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Blue Ridge/Lead Mine roads.
Proposed work would also include replacing Bridge 494, which carries Blue Ridge Road over Crabtree Creek. Studies are also looking at ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections in the area as well as ways to address traffic operations in the Crabtree Valley Mall area.
In addition, NCDOT will study the Ridge Road/I-440 interchange for potential improvements. Changes to Ridge Road, however, are not part of the project.
Facilitated Listening Sessions
The N.C. Department of Transportation held a series of facilitated listening sessions in September 2018 to hear the public’s concerns and suggestions about the proposed project. Details of each session, including audio recordings and transcripts, are available for further review.
This project is listed as Project I-5870 in the
N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $231.3 million.*
*Estimated costs subject to change