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Franklin County Wants DOT To Widen Highway 401

Posted November 21, 2003 10:12 a.m. EST

— The state Department of Transportation is getting an earful from several counties just north of Raleigh.

Franklin County is pushing the state to widen Highway 401 from Louisburg to Raleigh. A surge in development has put a squeeze on a 14-mile stretch that remains two lanes. Leaders say the road is heavily traveled and dangerous.

The DOT is also hearing pleas to widen

Highway 50

in Granville County, which is another major route into northern Wake County.