I-40/NC 42 Interchange Improvements (Exit 312)
NCDOT TIP # I-4739
Project Type: Interchange improvements
Affected Counties: Johnston
Estimated Cost: $ 117,291,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to improve the interchange at I-40 and NC 42 (Exit 312) in Johnston County. Improvements include a new traffic pattern, new ramps, and a new type of interchange design for the Triangle area.
The NCDOT proposes what is known as a diverging diamond interchange design. This means drivers on NC 42 must switch sides of the road temporarily, but can then make a left turn onto the I-40 interstate. While this may sound confusing, the NCDOT claims it will help keep traffic moving across the bridge by reducing the amount of time drivers have to wait at stop lights.
The purpose of these improvements is to alleviate congestion at the interchange. It is a part of one of the NCDOT’s three major projects to update the roadways in the Triangle.
- News & Observer: If you drive I-40 through Johnston County, changes and a new exit are coming
- News & Observer: State to spend $380 million on Johnston road, bridge projects
- ABC 11: Major NCDOT projects to affect Triangle drivers now, relieve traffic later
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that more than 55 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $30,100,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.