People who travel Falls of Neuse Road north of Interstate 540 will be able to learn about the state’s plans to widen the road at a meeting on Thursday.
NCDOT plans to widen Falls of Neuse to three lanes and add a new median from I-540 to just north of Durant Road to ease congestion. Most of that one-mile stretch of road now has two thru-travel lanes with turn lanes.
DOT officials will present two options: one that would widen the road primarily on the east side and the other primarily on the west side. The east-side option would mean relocating a Duke Energy power line, while the west-side option would likely cost the state more to acquire the right of way.
The projected construction cost for both options is $7.7 million.
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NCDOT officials will present the two options and answer questions from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Abbotts Creek Community Center at 9950 Durant Road in North Raleigh. Maps of the project are posted on Page 2 of the public meetings section of the NCDOT website, www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/.
People can submit written comments on the project at the meeting or send them to NCDOT by Sept. 7. Construction is not expected to begin until the fall of 2019.