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Forum to answer questions about overhaul of I-40/NC 42 in Johnston County

Here’s how a diverging diamond interchange works

The N.C. Department of Transportation made this video to explain the "diverging diamond" interchange or DDI. The department is planning to build two of them in the Triangle, at the Beltline and Western Boulevard in Raleigh and at Interstate 40 and
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The N.C. Department of Transportation made this video to explain the "diverging diamond" interchange or DDI. The department is planning to build two of them in the Triangle, at the Beltline and Western Boulevard in Raleigh and at Interstate 40 and

People who live or work in the Cleveland community can learn more about the planned reconstruction of the Interstate 40 interchange with N.C. 42 at a public meeting Tuesday evening.

The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce has organized the forum with representatives of the companies that are carrying out the work. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Westview Elementary School, 11755 Cleveland Road.

The chamber wanted to give people a chance to hear first-hand about the project, the construction schedule and the state’s acquisition of right-of-way. Questions about the forum can be directed to chamber president M’Lea Peak by email at mlea@greaterclevelandchamber.com.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is overhauling the N.C. 42 interchange as part of a larger project to widen an 11-mile stretch of I-40 from Raleigh to Cleveland. Plans include a new traffic pattern at N.C. 42 that gives drivers the option of getting on or off at nearby Cleveland Road.

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Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. Also, #census2020. He’s been a reporter or editor for 32 years, including the last 20 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.
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