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Updated: September 9th, 2013

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On February 3, 2016, NCDOT announced that they had selected “Detailed Study Alternative 2″ as the preferred alternative for the Complete 540 project to recommend to federal and state agency officials. From west to east, this route contains the orange, green (southern portion), mint and green (northern portion) corridor segments. NCDOT’s federal and state agency partners will now provide formal comments about the Department’s recommendation. NCDOT will then review those comments and make any necessary changes before announcing the official preferred alternative to the public this spring. An updated study schedule is included on the Complete 540 website and summarized below.

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Find your house on this interactive map

Click to view larger Google map with pushpins explained .

Want to find out how the Complete 540 corridors may impact your property, click on the link under the map to the right and enter your address in the search bar. The studied corridors east of I-40 impacts many homes in the rural areas of Wake and Johnston Counties including key resources such as Clemmons Educational State Forest and the NCSU Central Crops Research Station as well as several churches.

Recent News!

Only the highlights are listed here.  For complete and up to date information visit NCDOT’s project website at: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/complete540/

Alternatives Comparison

The graph below shows how the different corridors have been combined into 17 different alternatives.  To see each alternative, click on the graph.

NC DOT Releases new Study Corridors (Sept 2013)

To read more about the new corridors, go to the project webpage. To see a full size map click here.

Draft EIS

On November 9, 2015, NCDOT released the Draft EIS.

Updated Corridor Maps (September 2013)

In September 2013 NCDOT released new set of corridor study maps. The maps include new alternatives for the Green and Tan Routes between I-40 and US 64 Bypass. New routes include the Teal, Brown and Mint. For a more detailed map go to NCDOT’s website: Potential DSAs aerial-low resolution (14MB).

Upcoming Events

To see upcoming events, click on NCDOT’s Complete 540 webpage.

Recent Posts

To read the most recent news about the Complete 540 project and other ongoing activities in the area, click on the NEWS page in the menu bar above.  From the NEWS page, click on a topic or a date to see the most recent posts.

Get Involved!

  • Provide Feedback to the Project Team: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/complete540/
  • Stay Informed. The section of the Complete 540 project from I-40 to the Knightdale Bypass is considered Phase II. NCDOT is in the process of studying both phases and is expecting to make a final decision on the corridors in Spring 2016.
  • Check out the Take Action page and send letters and emails to those that can make a difference.

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