I 40 Widening and Improvements
NCDOT TIP # I-5111
Project Type: Road widening and improvements
Affected Counties: Wake, Johnston
Estimated Cost: $ 319,020,000
The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make changes to a 10.7-mile stretch of I 40 on the south side of Raleigh. Two lanes in each direction will be added from I 440/US 64 (Exit 301) in Raleigh to NC 42 (Exit 312) in Clayton. Additionally, the NC 42 interchange will be extended to allow drivers to exit or enter the highway at Cleveland Road as well as NC 42.
To eliminate left turns and reduce time spent at traffic lights, NC 42 traffic passing over I 40 will follow a new crisscross pattern known as a diverging diamond.
This section of I 40 connects the region to I 95, is a primary route to North Carolina’s beaches and other coastal destinations, and is subject to heavy congestion and delays – especially during rush hour. The changes are anticipated to try to help reduce congestion in both directions and improve overall safety.
- If you drive I 40 through Johnston County, changes and a new exit are coming
- With lane shifts, work to widen I 40 southeast of Raleigh gets underway
- I 40 Widening – Southeast Raleigh to Clayton
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that nearly 40 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $42,855,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.