Capital Boulevard Gets a Facelift!
Significant changes are set to be coming to Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, NC for all of us out there that have dreamt of a smoother, less congested commute down the long corridor. NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) just might have a solution!
NCDOT has proposed a $747.7 million project to overhaul the busy road, turning it into a controlled-access highway between I-540 and Purnell/Harris Roads in Wake Forest.
"A controlled access highway is one with entry ramps instead of interchanges and overpasses instead of cross streets. Private driveway connections would also not be allowed."
Today, roughly, 65,000 cars travel down that section of Capital Boulevard and the number is expected to increase to 75,000 by 2040.
Turning the area into a controlled-access highway will help move more cars through the area quicker.
Now, that would be a dream come true!
Check out the original broadcast here.
Learn more about the proposed project and if you'll be affected and how here.