I-440 Improvements

Project #U-2719
Type: Road Widening
Affected County: Wake


The NC Department of Transportation is making significant improvements to the Raleigh beltline along I-440 between just south of Walnut Street in Cary and north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh.  The project will include additional lanes and is designed to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency along the roadway.  Changes include widening I-440 from four to six lanes, replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges.

The estimated cost will be $450-475M.  This section of the Raleigh beltline is the oldest existing portion of I-440 and frustrates commuters with daily slow-downs and regular wrecks.

Right of way acquisition begins 2018, Construction begins as design-build 2018.


Project Maps:

Environmental Features Map

Alternative 1, South of I-40

Alternative 2, Jones Franklin Road interchange

Alternative 3, Athens Drive Bridge

Alternative 4, Melbourne Road interchange

Alternative 5, Western Boulevard interchange

Alternative 6, Ligon Street crossing

Alternative 7a, Hillsborough-Wade interchange (flyover)

Alternative 7b, Hillsborough-Wade interchange (two flyovers)

Alternative 7c, Hillsborough-Wade interchange (slight detour)

Alternative 8, Wade-Blue Ridge Interchange


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