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).
meeting will be held at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in
Raleigh from 3 to 7 p.m.
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.
acquisition is not anticipated, as the work will take place within the existing
NCDOT right of way.
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.
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.
more information, people may contact NCDOT Planning Engineer Michael Penney,
P.E. at (919) 707-6006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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