NC DOT Picks Orange Route for NC 540

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  1. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

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    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

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  3. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    It looks like where it hits I-40 is where the 70 bypass hits I-40. Is there a more detailed picture of how the two exchanges will work?
  4. gcoats3

    gcoats3 Well-Known Member

    Yes. I like the Orange route!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jesse for all the valuable information you provide this community!

    Although I now live in Sampson County I still have property in the 4042 area.
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  6. ricks99

    ricks99 Well-Known Member

    Here: and

    Overall, this project is too little, too late. Construction on the first segment wont begin until 2017/18. It will be at least a decade before completion... and the whole thing will be tolled. Only the money folks in North Raleigh get to drive their section of 540 for free. I'd much rather see improvements made on the arterial roads
  7. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

    That interchange is already a bottleneck. Can't imagine what a nightmare it will become now.
  8. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I believe they will make significant improvements to that interchange once completed.

    Also I-40 is still scheduled to be widened from 42 to 440.

    A little hard to follow, but I grabbed it from the PDF they had:
  9. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    One thing I noticed is that the new highway goes right through that new building they built for the pond management company on Cornwallis/White Oak Rd.
  10. Hatteras6

    Hatteras6 Well-Known Member

    Now if the DOT will get off the dime and start.
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  11. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    Only if they had originally tolled the northern section say from Rt 1 or 401 on to 70. The rest of it could've been finished by now.
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  12. Harvey

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  13. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Maybe they should have done some research before spending all that money on building a new office there.
  14. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    Who knows? They may have made a good investment and may triple their money.:D
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  15. Bluewillow

    Bluewillow Well-Known Member

    So, the proposed route is going to be closer to the Wake/Johnston county line on White Oak/Cornwallis? I can't really tell by the map. Thanks, Jesse for the info!
  16. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    The new interchange at White Oak/Cornwallis is right where the Pond Management Company is today. The road will be entirely in Wake County, just north of the county line. The large black dashed line at the bottom of the map is the JoCo/Wake line.

  17. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

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  18. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    This impacts more families than the CSX project and impacts a farm too ..... I wonder if there will be the same outrage if eminent domain is required.
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  19. Auxie

    Auxie Well-Known Member

    When the construction, and then the Toll, starts I wonder how many people will start doing more shopping in Fuquay. We do most of our grocery shopping there now because the stores are so near to each other, not scattered all over like in Garner.
  20. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I will go out to Fuquay for dinner more often and probably some shopping, and to visit family in Holly Springs more often. Also I will definitely take it every day to and from work. Being 70 mph (maybe 75 is they ever pass the proposed changes -, and a brand new 6 lane highway (I40 will be 8 lanes!), it will be one of the nicest roads in the Triangle to drive on. But sadly it will probably be 2020-2022 before the road gets close to I40/US70.

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