Project Overview and Purpose
Planning and design efforts are underway to widen an 11-mile stretch of I-40 from Raleigh to the Cleveland School area (around N.C. 42) in Clayton. Work would improve the interstate by adding additional travel lanes to ease congestion and delays throughout the heavily traveled section.
Widening I-40 would be divided into three sections:
- I-440 (Exit 301) to U.S. 70 Business (Exit 306)
- U.S. 70 Business (Exit 306) to the Clayton Bypass (Exit 309)
- Clayton Bypass (Exit 309) to N.C. 42 (Exit 312)
Environmental studies are underway and preliminary designs are nearing completion. NCDOT expects to hold a public meeting in 2017.
The project is being closely coordinated with the Complete 540 project as well as proposed improvements at the I-40 and N.C. 42 interchange.
Earlier Planning Stages
On Oct. 13, 2009, NCDOT held a citizens informational workshop near the Cleveland School area in Clayton to obtain early public input on the project. As design efforts began, a regulatory coordination meeting involving NCDOT and several state and federal agencies was held in Raleigh in 2011 to consider the purpose and need for the project, and to designate alternative design options. Follow-up meetings have been held with regulatory agencies, the City of Raleigh and the Town of Garner to determine design constraints and coordinate overlapping plans.
|Draft Environmental Assessment
|Finding of No Significant Impact
|Design-build contract awarded
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Citizens Informational Workshop Notice – October 2009 (54.16 KB)
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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.