Engineers at the state Department of Transportation have staggered the schedules for four Raleigh-area projects planned over the coming decade, so drivers won’t have to grapple with more than one traffic nightmare at a time. (See today's story with reader comments.)
The timetables are included in an updated statewide plan for transportation improvements through 2023, which was released Wednesday in draft form. DOT will post it formally for public comment in October. Meanwhile you also can find it here, now (a 10mb pdf), on the state Board of Transportation website.
It's an updated schedule for road and other projects DOT promises to build in the next five years and expects to build in the next 10 years. Included are several major Triangle projects that are likely to cause long traffic jams during construction, with traffic improvements after they're finished.
Click the link below for a PDF map locating 14 Triangle projects planned to start over the next 10 years. Among them are projects to widen I-40 in Orange, Wake and Johnston counties, and to widen the last four-lane section of the I-440 Beltline, and to build Durham's East End Connector.