The $403-million project will extend the existing Triangle Expressway from US 401 to I-40 and is part of the larger Complete 540 project.It is designed to improve the highway system in the greater Raleigh area.
The project, scheduled for delivery in 2022, covers design and construction of a six-lane, 12.8 km highway and involves 5 million cubic meters of earthworks, construction of 29 bridges and 290,000 square meters of concrete pavement and placement of 135,000 tonnes of hot mix asphalt.
The complete 540 project, also known as the Southeast Extension, would extend the Triangle Expressway from the N.C. 55 Bypass in Apex to U.S. 64/U.S. 264 (I-495) in Knightdale, completing the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area.
Construction could begin in 2019.