Complete 540 Project Visualization - from NCDOT Feb 2018

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  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    at 540/40 construction area, you can start to see the on /off ramp grading taking shape.
     
  2. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Looks like they really did some more clearing on the south side of 70 right by 40, Probably at least another month or two before we start to see any bridge girders go up over 40.
     
  3. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Still no word on what the 40/540/70 interchange is going to look like? I went all through the project documents on the DOT's site, and still nothing new. Just plans that (judging by the construction) are obviously out of date.
     
  4. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I asked the DOT engineer about it, and he did say it was modified. I asked twice for updated plans and he never responded. Maybe I will ask again.
     
  5. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Reached out to another engineer, finally got a response. Looks like everything existing is going away.

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  6. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I guess they couldn't do the tie ins with current ramps.
    How far to the right, on the map, will this contract go? I know the phase heading towards Knightdale is years off.
     
  7. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Original maps show it just past the interchage.

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  8. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    thanks that's what i figured, it'll look just like where 540 ends at 64 bypass now and where 540 ends at NC 55 in holly springs.
     
  9. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I was on Sunset Lake Rd yesterday. new 540 crosses it twice in a short distance. Making real good progress that way. Cleared as far as you can see both ways, and rough grading started.
     
  10. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Here's a good one for you. The light tan is what they do not plan to build as part of the current contract, Only the gray.

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  11. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I am very curious what is happening around Rhodes Rd and Deer Meadow Dr. Both of which were supposed to be closed permanently in the original plan. This would leave half of Deer Meadow Dr. cut off from the outside. Also there were dozens of homes and trails in those areas that were in the path.

    This is between Bells Lake Rd. and Johnson Pond Rd. Just south of Ten Ten Rd.

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