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Raleigh's 540 Outerloop completion will come at a cost for some

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HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is looking to complete the 540 Outerloop around Raleigh by connecting N.C. 540 from Apex to Knightdale by choosing the route with the least impact on the area.

Approximately 52,000 residents could be impacted by one of the 17 possible routes drawn up by the DOT.

The Southeast Extension would extend the Triangle Expressway from the U.S. Route 1 in Apex to the U.S. 64/U.S. 264 Bypass in Knightdale.

The DOT began a two-year study to determine the numbers of homes, businesses and the impact on the environment all considered in choice of the final route.

Some residents that moved into the area chose their neighborhoods carefully.

Krista McGivern's backyard could become the Southeast Extension. She is fighting the route that would move N.C. 540 through her neighborhood.

"We've got a good group in the neighborhood to fight it as best we can to make sure it doesn't happen," McGivern said.

Real estate agent Erica Anderson said property values in the area of the potential Southeast Extension are suffering.

"Even if a buyer wants to buy it, it won't appraise for as much as it would if there's no super highway in the backyard," Anderson said.

The DOT said public input is critical in this process as the department decides how to proceed.

According to the NCDOT's website, the extension is planned to be open to traffic in the Spring of 2022.

The NCDOT will present information and maps of the alternatives at the following three public meetings: 

Mon., Oct. 14, 4 – 7 p.m.
Wake Tech Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Tues., Oct. 15, 4 – 7 p.m.
Barwell Road Community Center
3935 Barwell Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Wed., Oct. 16, 6 – 9 p.m.
Holly Springs High School
5329 Cass Holt Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540

For more information on Complete 540, visit the NCDOT website. Contact the project study team via our toll-free project hotline at (800) 554-7849 or email at complete540@ncdot.gov if you have questions.

 

 

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