Still Time to Comment on Ten Ten Road Widening Proposals Monday, February 26, 2018

Raleigh — There is still plenty of time to comment on proposals to widen Ten Ten Road between Apex Peakway and Kildare Farm Road in Wake County.

To relieve congestion in that rapidly growing area, the N.C. Department of Transportation is looking at changing Ten Ten Road to a median-divided, four-lane facility, with six lanes for part of the project, as well as a sidewalk on one side and a multi-use path on the other for the section of road between Apex Peakway and Penny Road. The project would include the replacement of the Ten Ten Road bridge over U.S. 1.

Two alternatives are being studied for the widening, both of which would slightly move the location of the roadway, enabling the current bridge to remain open while the new one is being built. That will eliminate the need for a detour route.

One alternative is a traditional widening of the road. The other plan would do the same in terms of number of lanes, but would convert the traditional intersections into a superstreet style, which prevents motorists on side streets from turning left onto Ten Ten Road. That would reduce potential side-impact crashes and improve traffic flow on the main road itself.

Maps and other information about the project are available online at the public meetings section of the NCDOT website.

Comments were accepted at a March 1 public meeting attended by more than 300 persons. But even if you couldn't make the meeting, you can still let your comments known to the DOT, and those received by March 15 will be taken into consideration when DOT staff determines which alternative to choose. Comments can be made at NCDOT’s Public Engagement Platform site for the project, If anyone has additional questions, they should contact NCDOT Senior Project Engineer Zahid Baloch, PE, at or (919) 707-6012.

Once the preferred alternative is selected, another public meeting is expected to be held this summer. Considerable planning remains regardless of the choice, with the estimated start of construction in spring 2023.

Contact: Steve Abbott
              (919) 707-2600

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