Triangle Expressway to Open 13 Days Early Monday, December 17, 2012

RALEIGH — Phase III of the Triangle Expressway from U.S. 64 in Apex to the N.C. 55 Bypass in Holly Springs will open Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6 a.m.

This 6-mile section of the Triangle Expressway is the final section of North Carolina’s first toll road.

While the road will be open to traffic, tolling on the gantries from U.S. 64 to N.C. 55 will not begin until Jan. 2, 2013. These gantries are located at Old U.S. 1/Salem Street, U.S. 1 and N.C. 55 Bypass.  

“We are proud to have completed the road ahead of schedule,” said Turnpike Authority Director David Joyner. “These three new tolling gantries will not be fully operational until Jan. 2, 2013, but the road is ready so we encourage motorists to begin using it.”

The Triangle Expressway is a toll road and all motorists are reminded that the gantries on the first two sections are fully operational. Anyone who uses the first two sections of the road will be charged either via mail or NC Quick Pass account.

For information about the Western Wake Freeway project -- a section of the Triangle Expressway, North Carolina's first modern toll road-- visit www.westernwakeinfo.com.
 
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
 
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