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I-540 Loop Now Longer

Posted December 11, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— The commute to and from Research Triangle Park is now a whole lot easier for some Wake County residents.

A new two-and-a-half mile section of the I-540 Outer Loop opened to traffic this weekend.

Monday will be the first time rush hour traffic will move through its lanes.

I-540 now stretches from I-40 to Leesville Road.

The entire loop is expected to cost $1.2 billion and is scheduled to be completed by the year 2025.