EEC%202007%20BOARD%201-LowRes(1)I-885 / The Triangle Connector to I-85 will provide a link among four major transportation routes (I-85, US 70, NC 147, and I-40) and facilitate better traffic flow to and through Durham. Upon completion, and coupled with the 540/Triangle Expressway, the region will enjoy new north-south, stoplight-free mobility in the heart of the Triangle and a true complement to east-west I-40.



 Successes of RTA and partners

  • Construction of Triangle Connector to I-85 underway in spring 2015
  • Right-of-way acquisition began fall 2012
  • State loop prioritization process announced summer 2010 with Triangle Connector to I-85 on track for 2014 letting
  • Successfully lobbied for Highway Trust Fund eligibility of the Durham Loop Highway Trust Fund projects
  • Secured regional support and prioritization in 2010 (Herald-Sun)

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