Project No. I-5701

Addition of Lane on I-40/440 between the I-40/I-440/U.S. 1/U.S 64 interchange and Lake Wheeler Road.

Preferred Alternative Map

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I-5701 Typical Sections

The Preferred Alternative will create one new through lane in each direction by connecting the existing auxiliary lanes along the project.  The project will then create a new auxiliary lane in each direction to replace the ones converted to through lanes.  ​

Due to the bridge width, auxiliary lanes will not be added at the Gorman Street interchange.  There will be four through-lanes at this location upon completion of the project.

Question title

After reviewing the map and typical sections, do you have questions or comments on the Preferred Alternative for I-5701?

Closed for Comments


Project No. I-5703 

Interchange improvements at I-40/440/U.S. 1/64 area

 At the 2019 public meeting 3 alternatives were presented. 

Due to design/signage constraints, Alternative 1 was removed from consideration.

Maps of Alternatives

Alternative 1 - (As previously presented)

A traffic signing plan for Alternative 1 could not be designed to meet the standards in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. There is not enough space in some locations to place signs at the proper distances from exits.

Therefore, the Federal Highway Administration would not approve funds for this alternative.

A modified design for Alternative 1 that would meet the standards would require replacing the Walnut Street bridge over U.S. 1/U.S. 64 and the Crossroads Flyover bridge over U.S. 1/U.S. 64, incurring substantial increased costs and disruption to traffic patterns during construction.

Alternative 2 - Preferred Alternative

Alternative 2 is NCDOT’s preferred alternative. It includes flyovers for the two heaviest traffic movements, which are:

  • northbound U.S. 1/U.S. 64 to westbound I-40
  • westbound I-40 to southbound U.S. 1/U.S. 64

The loop ramp from northbound U.S. 1/ U.S. 64 to westbound I-40 shown on the map as Loop A would be removed. 

Alternative 3 - (As previously presented)


Alternative 3 is similar to Alternative 2, but it includes a third flyover ramp to carry traffic from Raleigh westbound on I-440 to eastbound I-40 toward Garner.

Two loop ramps would be removed:

  • northbound U.S. 1/U.S. 64 to westbound I-40 shown on the map as Loop A
  • westbound I-440 to eastbound I-40 shown on the map as Loop C

There are no back-to-back loop ramps in this alternative.

There are two design elements common to all alternatives:

• The relocation of the northbound U.S. 1/U.S.64 Walnut Street entrance/exit ramps southward to connect to Dillard Drive/Piney Plains Road

• The elimination of the Crossroads slip ramp from the Crossroads Plaza Mall to northbound U.S. 1/U.S. 64.

These existing ramps are too close to the new designs of the main interchange to meet design standards for traffic operations.

I-5703 Preferred Alternative Typical Sections


Question title

Please review the map and typical sections and provide any comments or questions on the Preferred Alternative for I-5703. Alternative 2

Closed for Comments

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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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Open House Public Meeting held:

March 14, 2023      4-7 P.M.

Hope Community Church (Atrium)

821 Buck Jones Road


Project No. I-5701




Estimated Costs





Right of Way


No new Right of Way


Utilities $ 3.4 Million
Construction$91.6 Million
Total Cost$95.0 Million





Preferred Alt

Right of Way Acquisition

$  34.8 Million


$    7.2 Million


$  152 Million

Total Cost

$  194 Million


Questions or Comments

If you have questions or wish to provide comments to the project team, you may contact the team in any of the following ways by March 28, 2023:


Allison White

Senior Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1545 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1545



984-205-6615  Project Code 4019

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