Future NC 540

Project R-2828, R-2829
Type: Road Extension
Affected County: Wake

N.C. 540 Southeast Extension project was developed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in order to meet the growing population and traffic in southeastern Wake county.

For this project, 16 Alternative Route options were created however in April 2016, NCDOT selected the “orange-green-mint-green” for construction. This route was selected based on public input as well as federal, state and local agency partners. Fortunately, out of all the alternatives that were presented, this one minimizes the amount of residents and businesses that would have to relocate.

The project is broken up into three parts: R-2721 (N.C. 55 Bypass to U.S. 401), R-2828 (U.S. 401 to I-40), and R-2829 (I-40 to U.S. 64/264).

Sections R-2721 A&B and R-2828 are currently under construction. Right of way acquisition for section R-2829 is scheduled to begin in 2025.

Project Map

N.C. 540 Southeast Extension

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