Traffic

DOT to close N.C. 540 exit onto Davis Drive

Posted May 17, 2010 12:17 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Monday that it will shut down the N.C. Highway 540 exit onto Davis Drive (Exit 67) in Morrisville on June 1.

Both directions will close for road crews to work on the 3.4-mile Triangle Parkway, which will run from N.C. Highway 147 in Durham to N.C. 540 in Morrisville.

The DOT recommends motorists use either the N.C. Highway 55 exit (Exit 66) or the N.C. Highway 54 exit (Exit 69) to access Davis Drive.

Work on the Triangle Parkway is expected to be complete in 2011. It is part of a larger project to build an 18.8-mile toll road called the Triangle Expressway, which will stretch from the N.C. 55 Bypass near Holly Springs to Interstate 40 at N.C. 147 in Wake and Durham counties.

Construction is also under way on the 12.6-mile Western Wake Freeway – a second segment of the Triangle Expressway. Construction is expected to be complete in 2012.