The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of 11.4 miles of I-40 between I-85 and the Durham County Line in Orange County.
The interstate would be widened by one lane in each direction to bring the highway up to three lanes each way, improving traffic flow along that corridor and helping relieve heavy congestion that develops during commuter times. The project would also improve the N.C. 86 exit and sections of that highway for several hundred feet both north and south of the interchange.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24 at the Passmore Center-Great Hall located at 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough from 4-7 p.m. The public may attend at any time during the meeting hours. Please note there will be no formal presentation.
At the meeting there will be maps of the proposed plans as well as project team members who will be available to answer your questions and receive feedback. All comments will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or may be done via phone, email, or mail no later than February 8.
As information becomes available, it may be viewed at the NCDOT Public Meeting Webpage:
For additional information please contact Gene Tarascio of the NCDOT Project Management Unit at (919) 707-6046 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Consultant Project Manager Eric Midkiff at (919) 858-1820 or email@example.com.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aid and services to any disabled person who wants to attend the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Lauren Putnam at 919-707-6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements as early as possible.
People who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English can request interpretive services prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.