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  • oleguy Dec 28, 7:09 p.m.

    Its already a parking lot 6 hours a day,, whats new...

  • davidgnews Dec 21, 4:19 p.m.

    One more DoT bottomless pit of bid-rigging.

  • golorealist Dec 21, 3:13 p.m.

    ZOMG!!!11!1!!1carmageddonARRGGHHHH!!!

  • cb100 Dec 21, 1:58 p.m.

    This will be another excuse to create a toll road I'm sure.

  • I know some stuff Dec 21, 11:12 a.m.

    First, who determined that this 11 miles is so dismal, that such a high inconvenience is warranted?
    Second..if indeed such a partial closure is 'planned', then why not create the Alternative Routes FIRST? ie. widen 440 thru Wade, Tryon Rd 4 lanes ALL THE WAY, etc.
    Anybody from DOT care to explain the apparent insanity?

  • NerfHerder Dec 21, 10:57 a.m.

    "When in the world are they going to fix the total disaster that is I-440 where it meets Wade Ave?"

    According to the NCDOT website, that project is in development and scheduled to begin in 2016. I can't wait since I agree, this stretch sucks!

    And to Wolfpack Joe, where does it say anywhere this project has any intentions of making this a toll road?

  • lrakydarb2 Dec 21, 10:07 a.m.

    Only a government run project could take 3 years to tear up/re-buid 11 miles of roads. That is about 4 miles per year or 1 mile every 3 months. Does anyone else see anything wrong about this?

  • exposure102 Dec 21, 9:56 a.m.

    When in the world are they going to fix the total disaster that is I-440 where it meets Wade Ave? Traffic backs up onto 440 ALL the time because of all the traffic trying to exit on a single exit-lane. Then you have the traffic coming on to 440 from Lake Boone Trail and you have to share the same lane. Then the other pain-point is where Wade Ave meets I-40. Sometimes the traffic backup from the Wade/I-40 bottleneck is what causes traffic to extend all the way down Wade Ave onto I-440!

  • Wolfpack Joe Dec 21, 9:52 a.m.

    The new project will soon turn it into a another toll road. 37.5 cents a gallon (one of the highest in the nation) plus $1 per mile to drive anywhere in wake county will soon be a reality.

  • NiceNSmooth Dec 21, 9:50 a.m.

    They should widen U S 1 from Cary to Apex exit 55 that is horable at 5:00.

    Nope you now have this shinny new toll road to use!!!

  • Scott Free Dec 21, 9:25 a.m.

    My thought to help with traffic, even without this redo of I40, is businesses with odd address numbers start at 7:30 and those with even start at 8:30 or vice versa. Won't cut the number of cars on the road at the same time in half but would hopefully make a big difference.

  • me2you Dec 21, 9:20 a.m.

    The work is needed, and I hope they're adding lanes, but OMG..I'm not looking forward to this.

  • Bartmeister Dec 21, 8:45 a.m.

    "We already pay for it. 37.5 cents per gallon"

    They guys that you voted for are going to make that number bigger. Watch.
    Earth Brooks

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    As opposed to what? More traffic and road growth stalled? That's why we are where we are right now. Roads don't just appear free of cost. If you use them, gotta pay for them.

  • Screw WrAl Dec 21, 8:44 a.m.

    Everyone should close their businesses up, that will teach these pathetic road dwellers.

  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 21, 8:38 a.m.

    They should widen U S 1 from Cary to Apex exit 55 that is horable at 5:00.

  • Earth Brooks Dec 21, 8:25 a.m.

    "We already pay for it. 37.5 cents per gallon"

    They guys that you voted for are going to make that number bigger. Watch.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 20, 7:07 p.m.

    "Just the beginning to pay for roads in North Carolina. Turnpikes!"

    We already pay for it. 37.5 cents per gallon. I want the money back that Easley stole from the Highway Trust Fund.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 20, 7:06 p.m.

    "540 as planned in the first place would not have required the third lane on I-40 near Wade Ave. as quickly, which was an extra project. There must have been politics and money involved that delayed a very well thought out Outer I-540 loop."

    A proposed route for 540 has been on county maps for decades. A well thought out plan would have been, define the route and buy the land. then all they would have been left to do was actually build the road. I am still waiting for them to lift the extra 6 cents per gallon they tacked on for 540 back in 1989.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 20, 7:04 p.m.

    Actually, they could get this done sooner. Put up toll booths on the section where you want to work. Make the tolls 100 dollars per mile. that will clean out the traffic.

  • NC observer 07 Dec 20, 7:04 p.m.

    Fuquayone, perhaps it could be paid for as a turnpike. Then the work might get done faster. What do ya say State legislature? Just the beginning to pay for roads in North Carolina. Turnpikes!

  • Plum Tuckered Dec 20, 5:39 p.m.

    "You know if they would hold off on the southern I 440/40 redo and then do the I-440 widening between Wade and Cary all the traffic could then go north and not be bottlenecked (as bad) when they do the southern redo. In addition if they do they wade widening and then finish I-540 there would probably not be much of a problem at all.

    Nothing New"

    ^ Nah, that makes too much sense!

  • justafella Dec 20, 5:29 p.m.

    Nothing New, you realize you are talking about NCDOT, right?! The Cary to Wade ave. part of 440 should have been made 3 lanes way back when they first started the "Beltline".

  • Fuquayone Dec 20, 5:26 p.m.

    540 as planned in the first place would not have required the third lane on I-40 near Wade Ave. as quickly, which was an extra project. There must have been politics and money involved that delayed a very well thought out Outer I-540 loop. Now Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay pay for it. It is a joke. The turnpike authority did their job well; nice road, under budget, and fast. But the citizens pay as usual.

  • Nothing New Dec 20, 5:03 p.m.

    You know if they would hold off on the southern I 440/40 redo and then do the I-440 widening between Wade and Cary all the traffic could then go north and not be bottlenecked (as bad) when they do the southern redo. In addition if they do they wade widening and then finish I-540 there would probably not be much of a problem at all.

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