Complete 540 Final Environmental Impact Statement Signed Friday, December 22, 2017

RALEIGH –The N.C. Turnpike Authority, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the project known as Complete 540. This is a key step toward constructing the final section of the Triangle Expressway from the N.C. 55 Bypass in Apex to U.S. 64/U.S. 264 in Knightdale.

Originally, the Turnpike Authority had anticipated having the document signed by the Federal Highway Administration in mid-2018.

“We know how important this project is to the communities involved and we are excited to have reached this major milestone in an accelerated and responsible manner,” said NCTA executive director Beau Memory. “While this is not the final step, it is a critical point in moving this project to construction.”

Next Steps

The FEIS document and updated information are on the Complete 540 website.

The public now has the opportunity to review and comment on the document. For comments to be included as part of the public record for the Final EIS comment period, they must be received by February 1, 2018.

In the coming months, NCTA and NCDOT will then hold a set of public meetings to gather additional input on the design plans. This information will be used in the development of a Record of Decision, which is the final document needed to begin construction.

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