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U-2719 I-440 Walnut to Wade

U-2719 I-440 Walnut to Wade

NC State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project No. U-2719 is proposed to make Improvements to I-440 between Walnut Street in Cary and Wade Avenue in Raleigh including interchanges.

The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow, make the roadway operate more efficiently, and enhance mobility on this segment of I-440. The project will address the need to increase capacity (the ability to handle traffic demand) improve the layout of the roadway and interchanges and fix poor conditions along this segment of I-440.

For additional information, please visit the project website at:  https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/ 

Each of the sections that follow provide a small map of the particular interchange, additional maps are presented for alternatives if proposed, and a table of impacts for your review. (A link is provided on each  alternative to the full size high resolution map).  

Please take a moment to review the map and the impact table then answer the question regarding your feeling about the interchange alternative being shown.

Do you live in Raleigh or Cary?
Yes
71%
No
29%
Closed to responses | 2,481 Responses
Do you work in Raleigh or Cary?
Yes
65%
No
25%
Occasionally
10%
Closed to responses | 2,511 Responses
Looking at the corridor map for this project, please tell us how to you use this area of I-440? (Choose all that apply)
Shopping
58%
Other
54%
Commuting To/From Work
51%
School
33%
Closed to responses | 1,484 Responses

Provide your feedback on the options for each interchange that follows.

If it is not an interchange that interests you, select "It's not important to me" or continue through until you find the interchange of interest. 

Jones Franklin Road 

The proposal at this interchange is to upgrade the existing “partial” cloverleaf.   The alternative would extend an extra lane under the Jones Franklin Road bridge allowing additional distance where current merging/weaving occurs.  Realigning of ramps will occur near Waters Edge Office Park and the Capital Center Office Park.  A median planter has been proposed on I-440 beginning in the area of the Jones Franklin Road bridge.

Full Size High Resolution Jones Franklin Road Alternative Map  (http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-jones-franklin-road-2017.pdf )

 

Proposed Jones Franklin Road Alignment:
I Don't Like it
50%
This Is Not Important To Me
26%
I Like it
20%
I Don't Understand
3%
Closed to responses | 1,294 Responses
Athens Dr. Alternative A: Replace the existing bridge in place
I Like It
40%
This Is Not Important To Me
38%
I Don't Like It
20%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 702 Responses
Alternative B: Athens Dr - Replace the existing bridge to the north
I Don't Like It
41%
It Is Not Important To Me
39%
I Like It
19%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 646 Responses
Do you have a preference between the Alternatives? If so, why?
Closed for Comments
Alternative A: Melbourne Rd -Replace the existing bridge in place
It Is Not Important To Me
42%
I Like It
35%
I Don’t Like It
22%
I Don’t Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 626 Responses
Alternative B: Melbourne Rd - Replace Bridge to the North
It Is Not Important To Me
43%
I Don’t Like It
42%
I Like It
13%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 590 Responses
Do you have a preference between the Alternatives? If so, why?
Closed for Comments

Western Boulevard   

A Double Crossover Diamond is being recommended for the Western Boulevard Interchange.  This alternative will accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians along Western Blvd and it has the best traffic operations of all alternatives considered.  Impacts to surrounding properties is expected to be minimal as little new right of way is needed.  A video of how this type of intersection operates is available for viewing here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD-0QnUlLOQ

 

Full Size High Resolution Western Boulevard Alternative Map  (http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-western-boulevard-2017.pdf)

Western Blvd - Double Crossover Diamond - Also known as a Diverging Diamond Interchange
I Like It
46%
I Don't Like It
30%
It Is Not Important To Me
19%
I Don't Understand
6%
Closed to responses | 610 Responses

Ligon Street   

Currently a one lane traffic culvert extends under I-440 at Ligon Street.

Three Alternatives are viable at this location.  The original culvert was constructed along with I-440 to retain connections between the historic Oak Grove Cemetery and the Method neighborhood. 

Full Size High Resolution Ligon Street Alternatives Map  (http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-ligon-street-2017.pdf)

Alternative A: Ligon St -Extend the one-lane traffic culvert enough to accommodate widened I-440 above
It Is Not Important To Me
44%
I Don't Like It
28%
I Like It
25%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 496 Responses
Alternative B: Ligon St - New Bridge south of existing culvert
It Is Not Important To Me
47%
I Don't Like It
36%
I Like It
15%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 469 Responses
Alternative C: Ligon St - New Bridge north of existing culvert
It Is Not Important To Me
48%
I Don't Like It
38%
I Like It
12%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 472 Responses
Do you have a preference between the Alternatives? If so, why?
Closed for Comments

Hillsborough Street and Wade Avenue Interchange Area 

The Hillsborough Street and Wade Avenue interchange area presents many challenges.  Three Alternatives are being presented.  All would improve traffic operations and will avoid impacting the pedestrian bridge over I-440.  All will impact the Reedy Creek Greenway section through Meredith College and all require new right of way from NC State University the NC State University Club, Meredith College and Museum Park.

Alternative A - One Flyover

Slightly better traffic operations compared to other alternatives

Would likely need a two-lane loop ramp for eastbound I-440 loop to westbound Wade Avenue

Full Size High Resolution *One Flyover* Alternative Map ( http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-hillsborough-wade-flyover-2017.pdf )

I Don't Like It
91%
I Like It
6%
It Is Not Important To Me
2%
I Don't Understand
1%
Closed to responses | 1,198 Responses
Alternative B - Two Flyovers

One of the most effective for traffic operations.

This Alternative has similar Impacts to other Alternatives

Full Size High Resolution One Flyover Alternative Map (http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-hillsborough-wade-two-flyovers-2017.pdf)

I Don't Like It
88%
I Like It
9%
It Is Not Important To Me
2%
I Don't Understand
1%
Closed to responses | 1,174 Responses
Alternative C – Slight Detour

Traffic on Hillsborough Street must pass through traffic signal on Wade to enter I-440 Eastbound. This alternative has less impacts to the main campus of Meredith College than other two Alternatives

Download the Full Sized Map (

http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440improvements/download/U2719-hillsborough-wade-slight-detour-2017.pdf )

I Don't Like It
87%
I Like It
10%
It Is Not Important To Me
2%
I Don't Understand
2%
Closed to responses | 1,171 Responses
If you had to choose one of the three options for the Hillsborough-Wade Interchange, which would it be?
Alternative C - Slight Detour
68%
Alternative B - Two Flyovers
19%
It's Not Important to Me
8%
Alternative A - One Flyover
6%
Closed to responses | 570 Responses
If you have a preference or other comment regarding this interchange, please share
Closed to responses
Are there other comments you would like to give regarding this project?
Closed for Comments
If you don't live in Raleigh or Cary, where do you live?
Closed for Comments
If you don't work in Raleigh or Cary, where do you work?
Closed for Comments
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