Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:00 AM


Construction of a $26.2 million interchange at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road near the N.C. State Fairgrounds could begin in the next 10 years if the project makes it into the state’s next transportation plan.

The N.C. Department of Transportation released a list Tuesday of Triangle projects that are anticipated to be included in the draft 2018-2027 plan, which is expected to be released in January.

In addition to the Hillsborough Street interchange, NCDOT expects the draft plan to include the widening of McCrimmon Parkway in Morrisville from Davis Drive to north of Church Street to a four-lane, divided road.

Altogether, 12 bicycle and pedestrian, two aviation and 10 highway projects made the list for Division Five, which includes Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties.

A public comment period will be held on the draft plan before the final version is adopted by the N.C. Board of Transportation, likely in June 2017.

Other local projects anticipated for Division Five include:

 Constructing a 6.6-mile Wake Forest Bypass Greenway.

 Widening Ten Ten Road from Apex Peakway and Reliance Avenue in Wake County to a four-lane road.

 Widening Fayetteville Road from Woodcroft Parkway and Barbee Road in Durham County to a ...

News source: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/traffic/article120671623.html

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