I-40 is the Triangle’s “main street,” directly serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, and RDU Airport. It is the region’s most vital linkage for commuting and commerce, as well as travel and tourism, and regional transit service.
RTA has initiated a “Let’s Make I-40 Better” action team under the I-40 Regional Partnership umbrella to explore lower-cost or innovative options to improve the most congested section of I-40 in our region, the 10-mile stretch between NC 147 (future I-885) and the Wade Avenue split, particularly in the vicinity of RTP. You can read more about the Let’s Make I-40 Better initiative in this blog.
See details below for the first action team meeting. All RTA members are invited to participate — RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Let’s Make I-40 Better” Action Team meeting
Friday, March 29, 2019 – 11a-1p
The Frontier, RTP
- WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
- Acknowledgments from RTA Leadership – Geoff Lang, MetLife, RTA chair; Jim Beley, The Umstead Hotel and Spa, RTA regional travel chair
- Comments from NCDOT – Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT, I-40 partnership executive
- Greetings from Research Triangle Park – Tim Brock, RTP
- Objectives of today’s meeting, and of the action team – Joe Milazzo, RTA
- OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS
- Current and expected status of I-40 freeway – Joe Hummer, NCDOT Mobility & Safety
- Ongoing and upcoming projects on I-40 and vicinity – David Keilson, NCDOT Division 5; Alex Rickard, CAMPO; Aaron Cain, DCHC MPO
- I-40 on-ramp signals / managed freeway study – Will Letchworth, WSP
- GROUP DISCUSSION
- Implications and possible next steps
- Potential assignment of teams
- Action items
- Others to invite
- Set next meeting date
- Adjourn, expected 1 pm