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NCDOT road design engineers will hold public meetings this week to solicit feedback on their plans for two big West Raleigh projects scheduled in the coming decade, to widen parts of Glenwood Avenue and I-440. [Monday 12/3 update: see today's I-440 story with reader comments.]
- A widening and overhaul for Glenwood Avenue between T.W. Alexander Drive and Duraleigh Road. DOT will start work in 2017 building an expressway interchange at Glenwood and Brier Creek Parkway. Work starts in 2020 on widening Glenwood between the 540 Outer Loop and Duraleigh Road, with changes to intersections and other improvements also in the works. Learn more and offer your ideas at a public meeting Thursday. Other improvements between Alexander Drive and 540 are farther in the future. [Tuesday 12/4 update: see today's Road Worrier with reader comments.]
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-A widening and overhaul for the last remaining four-lane section of the I-440 Beltline, 3.5 miles from Walnut Street in Cary to Wade Avenue in West Raleigh. Several interchanges are in line for overhauls, too, to make it easier for drivers getting on and off I-440. This work is scheduled to start in 2018. Learn more and offer your ideas at a public meeting Monday.
If you drive either of these busy roads frequently, especially at rush hour, I'd like to hear your concerns and your ideas.