Connecting Us: Construction of I-540
The proposed “Complete 540” project, which is also known the Southeast Extension, would extend the Triangle Expressway from the N.C. 55 Bypass in Apex to the U.S. 64/U.S. 264 Bypass in Knightdale, completing the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area. This project has the potential to connect our areas in a way that will spur future growth in our region.
Once completed, I-540 is designed to link the towns of Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Raleigh. In addition to connecting these communities, the project is also designed to connect other major roadways and ease congestion on popular routes such as I-440 (the “beltline”); I-40, N.C. 42, N.C. 55, and Ten Ten Road.
Construction has been completed in phases with existing portions running from
Transportation, social and economic demands and mobility considerations are the basis for additional transportation infrastructure in southeastern Wake County. The “Complete 540” project would link the towns of Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Raleigh. In addition to connecting several towns and cities, the project would also connect major roadways in southern Raleigh and ease congestion on I-440, I-40, N.C. 42, N.C. 55 and Ten Ten Road.
The final route location is expected to be announced in Fall 2015. More information can be found here.