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The Apex Bypass -- better known as the third leg of the the Triangle Expressway -- opens to traffic Thursday morning. Toll collection (and maybe E-ZPass use, too - see 12/18 Road Worrier with reader comments) starts Jan. 2. (12/18 update: new toll-rate map attached below. Eventually, it'll be available at ncquickpass.com, too.)
It extends the 540 Outer Loop another six miles from U.S. 64 at Apex to N.C. 55 at Holly Springs, providing an alternative to the worst rush-hour congestion in southwestern Wake County. (See 12/20 story Triangle Expressway gives more Wake residents a choice, starting Thursday with reader comments.)
Is this what you've been waiting for? Do you have your transponder? Do you plan to drive the new section of TriEx? Please let me know: email me with your daytime contact info, or call me at 919-829-4527.