RALEIGH – Drivers on the Veridea Parkway in Holly Springs now have a direct link to the Triangle Expressway. The new Veridea Parkway interchange, located between U.S. 1 and N.C. 55 Bypass, opened to traffic this morning at 11. It is the first new interchange for the expressway since its final phase opened in 2013.
“The N.C. Turnpike Authority sees the new interchange as an advantage for residents in the area,” said Executive Director Beau Memory. “This addition will improve mobility for current traffic and larger volumes of traffic anticipated in the future, as a result of substantial growth and development in the area.”
Previously, drivers wanting to get on the Triangle Expressway from Veridea Parkway, formerly
Old Holly Springs-Apex Road, had to drive about five miles out of their way to get onto the expressway. The new interchange provides a direct north-south connection.
“We are very excited that the new Holly Springs/Apex I-540 Interchange will offer our citizens and commuters a safer and faster option for their travels,” said Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears.
A new interchange at Morrisville Parkway in western Cary is also being designed, with construction scheduled to begin in 2018.
Drivers who use a Quick Pass transponder on the Triangle Expressway have the largest coverage area of toll program interoperability in the nation. The NC Quick Pass is interoperable with toll roads and bridges that accept Florida’s Sun Pass and Georgia’s Peach Pass. The NC Quick Pass E-ZPass transponder provides further interoperability with E-ZPass facilities in 15 states throughout the east, northeast and midwest sections of the country.
For NC Quick Pass information, including payment and purchase options, call 1-877-7MY-PASS (1-877-769-7277) or visit the NC Quick Pass website.