I-40 widening project nearly complete in Wake County

Posted May 9, 2011

— Road crews are on track to finish a widening project on a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 40 in Wake County.

Since June 2009, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has been expanding I-40 by an extra lane between Harrison Avenue and the Jones Franklin Road overpass as part of a $43 million effort to help ease a bottleneck for drivers during rush hour.

Crews opened eastbound lanes last week and westbound lanes on Sunday, but they still have to resurface the roadway.

That work begins Tuesday. Traffic will shift to one lane from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and shouldn't affect morning commutes, the DOT says.

The project is expected to be complete by its original June 30 deadline.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Fuquay Resident May 9, 2011

    LOL, you sound like some of the residents of eastern Harnett County who didn't want their tax money going to build new schools in the western part of the county AFTER all the old schools in the eastern part of the county had already been replaced with new schools.

  • geosol May 9, 2011

    Hey, i shouldn't have to pay for that!!! I don't even drive there!!! I only want to pay for things that i use and not some other people's frills. Let them sit in traffic. Why should the nanny state govt. bail those people out and give me nothing!!?!?! Whaaaaaa!!!!!! Its all about ME!!!!!

  • h3ardita11b4 May 9, 2011

    how is it nearly complete when the roads are worse than they were before? i guess having ONE decent highway is way too much to ask for in this state. for shame, ncdot!