Public Meeting for I-40/440 pavement replacement project set for Thursday, July 19 in Raleigh Friday, July 13, 2012

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 19, to provide information about a project to replace the pavement on I-40 between west of the Jones Franklin Road overpass and the exit for I-440/U.S. 64, and on I-440 between I-40/U.S. 64 and just north of U.S. 264 (Knightdale Bypass).

The meeting will be held at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh from 3 to 7 p.m.

The purpose of the project is to replace the 30-year-old existing road base and pavement that has been deteriorating the past few years. It will also add connector lanes between some of the interchanges, and there will be rehabilitation work on 14 bridges either on or over the interstates. There is a possibility that traffic may be reduced to only two travel lanes in either direction at times over the estimated three-year construction period, which is expected to start in the spring or summer of 2013.

Right-of-way acquisition is not anticipated, as the work will take place within the existing NCDOT right of way.

This meeting is being held to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the planning process. There will not be a formal presentation, but maps will be on display depicting the project construction area, and NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions. People may drop in any time during the public meeting hours. The opportunity to provide written comments will be provided and is encouraged.

NCDOT anticipates this project will have a significant impact on travel and will be conducting extensive public outreach and information campaigns to keep people informed before and during construction. As part of this, citizens can sign up to receive updates on the project directly via email or twitter.

For more information, people may contact NCDOT Planning Engineer Michael Penney, P.E. at (919) 707-6006 or mpenney@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for anyone who wants to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Penney as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. For persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, interpretive services will be available at the meeting upon request. For more information, please call 1-800-745-9107 prior to the meeting.

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