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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Wake
  • Type of Project: Widening
  • STIP Number: U-2719
  • Estimated Cost: $92 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: 2018
Project Documents

Scoping Packet

Project Purpose and Need

I-440 Improvements Logo

Project Overview

Improvements to I-440 – from just south of Walnut Street in Cary to north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh – are needed to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency along the roadway (referred to locally as the Raleigh Beltline).

Changes include widening the roadway from four to six lanes, replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges

The segment has four through lanes and forms a "bottleneck" between the six through lanes on both ends, and existing congestion is forecast to increase.

Constructed in the 1960s, it is also oldest section of I-440 and is in need of rehabilitation. The roadway and interchanges have substandard design elements, such as poor sight lines, narrow shoulders and medians and short acceleration/deceleration lanes. Pavement, structures and interchanges along the project segment are in need of rehabilitation.

Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation on Nov. 12, 2014, held a public meeting attended by more than 250 people, with a broad range of interests, whose comments have helped shape the direction of the project.

The following materials were also made available for public review:

Next Steps

Preliminary designs of the detailed study alternatives have been completed and environmental assessments of the impacts and benefits of the alternatives are underway. The preliminary designs and Environmental Assessment are anticipated to be published in late June 2017. A Public Hearing to receive input on the designs and the environmental assessment is anticipated in August 2017.

Project Schedule

Project schedule is subject to change.

Early 2017Finalize set of Detailed Study Alternatives
Complete preliminary design
Mid 2017Complete environmental assessment
Mid 2017Public hearing
Late 2017Finalize environmental study with anticipated
Finding of No Significant Impact
2018Begin right-of-way acquisition and construction as design-build contract

Contact Information

Jill Gurak, PE

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1616 East Millbrook Rd
Ste 160
Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 431-5298

John L. Williams, P.E.

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1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

(919) 707-6178

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.