Regarding the May 9 news article “To finish 540, DOT must plan to protect mussel”: It doesn’t matter which route is selected for the new I-540 extension. Any choice has a major effect on something or someone. And that doesn’t matter because it will be done.
That is part of the irreversible transformation of Wake and surrounding counties due to the huge inflow of population. With it come the traffic and school overcrowding and demand on resources.
Look what has happened to Cary and is happening in Fuquay-Varina. High-density housing, traffic congestion, hospitals and schools full to capacity, increasing crime and taxes and the loss of natural open space contribute to a negative quality of daily life.
We are becoming the place from which so many people have fled.