Note:  for the current  I-40 Regional Partnership meeting agenda, click here.

Prior meetings — overview

October 24, 2016 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
June 18, 2015 – Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
June 12, 2014 – Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
June 4, 2013 – Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
Dec. 20, 2012 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
June 28, 2012 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
Dec 6, 2011 – Fidelity Investments, Cary
Sep. 13, 2011 – Cisco Systems, Research Triangle Park
April 26, 2011 – NetApp, Research Triangle Park
Dec. 7, 2010 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
Sep. 24, 2010 – Fidelity Investments, Durham
June 15, 2010 – NetApp, Research Triangle Park
June 16, 2009 –  Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP


Prior meetings — agendas and presentations

 

I-40 Regional Partnership
2016 Annual Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2016
2 pm – 4 pm
Research Triangle Park Headquarters

Download the full meeting presentation here


Draft Agenda

Welcome and Overview

  • Introductions – Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT
  • I-40 Regional Partnership Action Plan – Meredith McDiarmid

Primary reports

  • I-40 / Fortify – construction status, lessons learned to date – Joey Hopkins, NCDOT
  • 540 / On-Ramp Signals – construction, activation, and public outreach schedule – Jamille Robinson, NCDOT
  • Regional toll study, including 540 / express shoulder managed lanes pilot – Kenneth Withrow, Capital Area MPO
  • Regional freight study – Kenneth Withrow, Capital Area MPO

Technical focus

Brief updates

  • I40 mainline, interchange, and reliever route improvements
    • I-40 mainline widening – Joey Hopkins
    • I-40 / Aviation Parkway interchange – Joey Hopkins
    • I-40 / I-440 / US 1-64 interchange – Joey Hopkins
    • US 70 Freeway Conversion – between I-540 and future I-885 – Joey Hopkins
    • I-885 / East End Connector – Joey Hopkins
    • McCrimmon Parkway extension – Ben Howell, Town of Morrisville
  • Interchange/intersection operational updates
    • I-40 / NC 751 interchange – Kelly Becker, NCDOT
    • Multimodal 54 – Patrick McDonough, GoTriangle and Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • Regional Bus On Shoulder System (BOSS) – John Tallmadge, GoTriangle
  • Misc items
    • I-87 and I-42 designations
    • Speed limits – Kelly Becker

Possible future task force

  • Applying I-40 / Fortify partnerships and procedures to enhance regional freeway safety and operational effectiveness during daily peak/congested periods

Next steps

Adjourn


 

Thursday, June 18, 2015
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

I-40 Regional Partnership — annual forum
The twelfth group meeting of the I-40 Regional Partnership

Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh
Emergency Operations Center, Situation Room

AGENDA  (download the draft slide deck here)

Introductions and Overview

Updates

Completed and partially-completed projects

  • I-40/Fortify communications:  Steve Abbott, NCDOT
  • Travel time on overhead signs:  Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT
  • Bus on shoulder system (BOSS):  John Tallmadge, GoTriangle
  • Harrison Avenue interchange:  Battle Whitley, NCDOT
  • NC 54 interchange:  Battle Whitley
  • TEPPL 2-pagers: Synchronized StreetsDual Left FYAMeredith McDiarmid

Under construction and planned projects

  • Aviation Parkway interchange:  Joey Hopkins, NCDOT
  • East End Connector / Triangle Connector to I-85:  Joey Hopkins
  • US 70 freeway conversion:  Joey Hopkins
  • Flow protection via ramp metering signals:  Battle Whitley, NCDOT
  • Wake County transit plan scenarios:  Tim Gardiner, Wake County
  • Express lanes/shoulder lanes:  Joey Hopkins, NCDOT and Joe Milazzo, RTA

Funding allocations

  • State Transportation Improvement Program:  Joey Hopkins, NCDOT 
  • Spot Mobility Program:  Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT

Break


Focus groups followed by group discussion:

  • Making I-40 travel — including access/egress to the freeway — more reliable

Next steps

Adjourn


Thursday, June 12, 2014
9 – 11:30 a.m.
JFHQ Emergency Operations Center, Situation Room

DOWNLOADS:
– final presentation

Agenda

1.  Welcome and acknowledgments
      Sam Nichols, First Citizens Bank, RTA Freeways and Streets chair

2.  Introductions and Overview
Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT State Systems
Operations Engineer, and 
I-40 Regional Partnership executive 

3.  Express Lanes 
      Derrick Lewis, PE, NCDOT, Feasibility Studies unit head

  • Status of current Express Lanes projects and feasibility studies in Triangle

4.  Express Shoulder Lanes concept
      Joe Milazzo II, PE, RTA executive director
 Wally Bowman, PE, NCDOT, Division 5 division engineer
      Kevin Lacy, PE, NCDOT State Traffic Engineer

  • Overview of Express Shoulder Lanes concept
  • ACTION TEAM REQUEST:  Review and suggest resolutions to identified issues

5.   Ramp metering signals pilot for I-540 EB onramps in Northwest Raleigh
     Battle Whitley, PE, NCDOT Division 5 operations engineer  
     Kevin Lacy, PE, NCDOT State Traffic Engineer

  • Implementation update
  • Legislative status

6.  NCDOT Spot Mobility Program
      Kevin Lacy, PE, NCDOT State Traffic Engineer

7.  Updates since last meeting
      Wally Bowman, PE, NCDOT Division 5 division engineer

  • Summary of recent and upcoming improvements to I-40 / interchanges / network connections, including:
    • Harrison Avenue EB on-ramp improvements
    • NC 540 / 147 Turnpike usage
    • Status of East End Connector / Triangle Connector to I-85
    • Feasibility Study for portion of US 70 freeway conversion (Brier Creek Pkwy/TW Alexander Drive)
    • I-495 / Future I-495

8.  “Fortify” / I-40/440 Rebuild
      Dennis Jernigan, PE, NCDOT Division 5 construction engineer
Laurie Barrett, Triangle Transit, Director of Transit Partnerships

  • I-440 work zone status (“Area 3”)
  • I-40 work zone status (“Area 1” and “Area 2”)
  • Overview and current status of new Fortify reliever bus routes and selected regional routes

9.  Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS) update
       Battle Whitley, PE, NCDOT Division 5 operations engineer
       John Tallmadge, Triangle Transit

  • BOSS update for I-40 and Wade Avenue

10.  Strategic Transportation Investments / SPOT 3.0 and the Triangle Core Freeway Network
       Joey Hopkins, PE, NCDOT Division 5 deputy division engineer
CAMPO and DCHC MPO representatives

  • Triangle Core Freeway Network — purpose, overview, agenda topic from 2012 TriCore action team meeting
  • Initial STI scores for Triangle Core Freeway Network projects
  • Process for assigning local input points for Regional Impact, Division Needs funds (deadline July 31, 2014)

11.  Interchange reviews and Mobility Toolbox follow-ups
      Sreekanth Nandagiri, PE, AECOM
      Richard Adams, PE, Kimley-Horn and Associates
     Travis Fluitt, PE, Kimley-Horn and Associates

12.  Regional Transportation Alliance updates
       Joe Milazzo II, PE, Executive Director, RTA

  • Controlled roundabouts — study update/TRB paper
  • Transit innovations series — express lanes and transit
  • RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour to Carmel and Indianapolis, IN

13.  Partner Updates

14.  Next steps
Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT State Systems
Operations Engineer, and 
I-40 Regional Partnership executive 

  • I-40 Regional Partnership:  Action Plan revisions action team
  • Express Shoulder Lanes action team
  • Next I-40 Regional Partnership annual forum meeting — June 2015

Adjourn


Prior meetings — June 2013

I-40 Regional Partnership — annual forum
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
Emergency Operations Center, Situation Room

The full slide deck can be downloaded here.
Agenda

I. Overview —   (15 min)

  • Welcome
    – Sam Nichols, RTA freeways and streets chair
  • Introductions and meeting overview
     – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, I-40/Research Triangle corridor executive and State Systems Operations Engineer, NCDOT
  • Summary of recent and upcoming improvements to I-40 / nearby routes
    – Joey Hopkins, PE, NCDOT, Deputy Division Engineer, Highway Division 5

II.   I-440 / I-40 Rebuild – project update  (10 min)
– Leah Friedman, NCDOT

III.  I-40 Express and managed lanes feasibility study – (10 min)
– Derrick Lewis, PE, NCDOT
– Joey Hopkins, PE, NCDOT

IV. Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS) I-40 pilot completion and expansion – (10 min)
–  Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT
–  Erik Landfried, Triangle Transit

V.  Freeway on-ramp meters –  (10 min)
    – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT
      References:  FHWA Ramp Management HandbookFAQsreferences

VI.  Regional freeway speed limits –  (5 min)
– Kelly Becker, PE, NCDOT

VII.  2013 trip to Suburban Maryland,  Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

VIII.  Status of RTA research study on controlled roundabouts, and plans for Solutions Forum on August 8
–  Joe Milazzo II, PE, RTA

IX.  Revisions to I-40 Partnership Action Plan –  (10 min)
  – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT

Pending or future items

  • Triangle Core Freeway Network (TriCore) and traffic/transit innovations
  • Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy area including Lake Crabtree causeway
  • Exit 287/Harrison Ave
  • Follow-up for Wade Avenue/Edwards Mill Road  (quick crossover):
    • Bradley Reynolds, PE and Craig Scheffler, PE, HNTB
  •  other interchanges
  • Funding innovations and partnerships

I-40 Regional Partnership – 2011 trip to Minnesota and spring 2013 DC/MD/VA trip innovations to consider

Freeway operations team

Confirmation of next annual I-40 Regional Partnership meeting

Adjourn


Prior meetings — December 2012

The Partnership held its second meeting of 2012 on Dec. 20 at RTP headquarters. The meeting agenda is listed below.

The full slide deck can be downloaded here.

The I-495 Express Lanes presentation can be downloaded here.

I. Overview —   (15 min)

  • Welcome
    – Sam Nichols, RTA freeways and streets chair
    – Clymer Cease, Pearce, Brinkley, Cease + Lee, RTA chair
  • Introductions and meeting overview
     – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, I-40/Research Triangle corridor executive and State Systems Operations Engineer, NCDOT
  • Summary of recent and upcoming improvements to I-40 / nearby routes, including I-40/I-440 Rebuild
    – Wally Bowman, PE, NCDOT, Division Engineer, Highway Division 5

II.   I-495 Express Lanes in N. Virginia – Observations and lessons learned after first month of implementation –   (45 min)
– John Lynch, PE, Virginia DOT (VDOT) Megaprojects Director

– Michelle Holland, VDOT Megaprojects Team, Communications Deputy Program Manager 

III. Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS) I-40 pilot implementation update:  Durham County and potential expansion – (10 min)
–  Battle Whitley, PE, NCDOT
–  John Tallmadge, Triangle Transit

IV.  Ramp meters and ramp management: Feasibility Study status update –  (10 min)
    – Battle Whitley, PE, Division Operations Engineer, NCDOT
      References:  FHWA Ramp Management HandbookFAQsreferences

V. Corridor and interchange area reviews and draft recommendations –  (30 min)
– Exit 284/Airport Blvd and Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy area  (multiple options):
       — Ryan Eckenrode, PE, AECOM

VI.  Triangle Core Freeway Network (TriCore) – environmental study update – (10 min)
– Eric Midkiff, PE, NCDOT

  • US 70 interchanges with Brier Creek Parkway and TW Alexander Drive
  • US 70 west of 540 to future East End Connector, including Aviation freeway extension
  • US 70 east of 540 to Duraleigh

VII.  Triangle Core Freeway Network (TriCore) and traffic/transit innovations –  (10 min)
  – Joe Milazzo II, PE, RTA

VIII. Action Items between now and next meeting –  (10 min)
  – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT
– Joe Milazzo II, PE, RTA

  • Potential 2013 trip to Washington-Baltimore metro area
  • Possible RTA research study on controlled roundabouts

Confirmation of next semi-annual I-40 Regional Partnership meeting:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
Emergency Operations Center, Situation Room

Adjourn

Pending or future items

  • Funding innovations and partnerships
  • Fall 2011 Minnesota trip innovations to consider
  • Freeway operations team
  • Follow-up for Wade Avenue/Edwards Mill Road  (quick crossover):
    • Bradley Reynolds, PE and Craig Scheffler, PE, HNTB
  • Other interchange follow-ups from prior meetings  (if necessary)

Prior meetings — June 2012

The Partnership held its first meeting of 2012 on June 28 at RTP headquarters. The meeting agenda is listed below.

The entire slide deck can be downloaded here.

The agenda from the June 2012 meeting can be found here.

  • Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy (partial cloverleaf follow-up):  Ryan Eckenrode, PE, AECOM
  • Exit 297/Lake Wheeler (roundabout or partial cloverleaf):  Keith Lewis, PE and Andrew Topp, PE, Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, PC
  • Wade Avenue/Edwards Mill Road (quick crossover):  Bradley Reynolds, PE and Craig Scheffler, PE, HNTB

Prior meetings — December 2011

The Partnership held its third meeting of 2011 on December 6, 2011 at Fidelity Investments in Cary.  An updated, simplified Action Plan was presented.  Highlights included an update on the upcoming Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS) pilot as well as the November 2011 trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul (click here for trip agenda).

The entire slide deck can be downloaded here.

The agenda from the December 2011 meeting can be found here.

  • Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy (quick crossover options, metered roundabouts, partial cloverleaf):  Sreekanth Nandagiri, PE, AECOM
  • Exit 290/NC 54 (roundabout options):  Mike Surasky, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas

Prior meetings — September 2011

The Partnership held its second meeting of 2011 on September 14, 2011 at Cisco Systems in RTP. Updates to the Action Plan and improvements since the April meeting were briefly noted, and an interactive discussion on the future of the Partnership was held. There was an pilot implementation update on the Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS), indicating advancement of the project for our region. A brief presentation on possible improvements to two interchanges were identified.  An update on a ramp meters RFP was also provided (FHWA Ramp Management Handbook, FAQs, references)

The presentations from the September 2011 meeting can be downloaded here.

The agenda from the September 2011 meeting can be downloaded here.

  • Exit 270/US 15-501:  Potential for 8-lane diverging diamond (quick crossover) interchange  [by HDR; slides 34-38]
  • Exit 290/NC 54:  Update on creating free-flow on-ramps and implementing diverging diamond  [by HDR; slides 39-44]

Prior meetings: April 2011

The Partnership held its first meeting of 2011 on April 26, 2011 at NetApp in RTP. Updates to the Action Plan and improvements since the December meeting were briefly discussed. There was an pilot implementation update on the Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS), indicating advancement of the project for our region. The RTA FAST Team was recognized for their assistance and dedication on various I-40 corridors and interchanges, followed by presentations of current and future improvements to I-40. The topics of ramp meters and ramp management was addressed, highlighting potential solution areas in our region.

The presentations from the April 2011 meeting can be downloaded here.

The agenda from the April 2011 meeting can be downloaded here.

  • Exit 266/NC 86:  left-turn improvements [slides 59 – 73; PB Americas summary doc coming soon]
  • Exit 282/Page Rd and environs:  roundabout and TDM  [slides 74 – 87; URS Corporation summary doc here]
  • Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy;  Widen causeway [slides 88 – 97; AECOM summary doc here]
  • Exit 287/Harrison Ave:  EB Restore free-flow offramp, restripe/widen on-ramp [slides 98 – 112, Kimley-Horn summary doc here]
  • Exit 287/Harrison Ave:  dual FYA [slides 113 – 130, by NCDOT and Town of Cary]
  • Exit 295/Gorman St:  left turn and intersecting roadway improvements  [slides 131 – 143; Ramey Kemp and Associates summary doc coming soon]
  • Exit 298/S Saunders, US 401:  dualize off-ramp [slides 144 – 154; City of Raleigh summary e-mail here]
  • Exit 319/NC 210:  off-ramp and access management improvements [slides 155 – 164; Wilbur Smith Associates summary doc coming soon]

Prior meetings:  December 2010 meeting

The Partnership held its third meeting of 2010 at the Research Triangle Park headquarters on December 7, 2010.  Attendees reviewed the implementation status of Bus on Shoulder Systems (BOSS) for the Research Triangle region and discusssed the draft NC Implementation and Operations Plan for BOSS.  Presenters also described potential improvements to several I-40 interchanges.

The interchange recommendations from the December meeting included  [volunteer firm listed in brackets; slides refer to December presentation deck:

  • Exit 266/NC 86:  No changes recommended based on results to date  [by PB Americas; slides 53-59]
  • Exit 270/US 15-501:  No change to current left-side lane drop; drop right-lane in future if volumes increase  [by PB Americas; slides 60-67]
  • Exit 284/Airport Blvd:  Convert to Quick Crossover interchange (Diverging Diamond interchange); [slides 68-78]
  • Exit 285/Aviation Pkwy:  Convert to Quick Crossover interchange (Diverging Diamond interchange);  widen causeway [slides 68-78]
  • Exit 287/Harrison Ave:  EB Restore free-flow offramp, restripe/widen on-ramp; WB Convert to trumpet [slides 79-91]
  • Exit 290/NC 54:  Create free-flow on-ramps  [slides 92-95]
  • Exit 293/US 1-64:  Several options at Walnut/Crossroads/US 1, many but not all high cost  [slides 96-109]

Prior meetings:  September 2010 meeting

The Partnership had its second meeting of 2010 on September 24, 2010 at Fidelity Investments in Durham.  Attendees received an update on accomplishments on and near the I-40 corridor since the June 2010 meeting, as well as the status of the potential for implementing Bus On Shoulder Systems on I-40 and other routes in the Research Triangle Region.  Attendees also received reports from the Action Teams that have focused on creating a Mobility Toolbox and reviewing various mainline and interchange improvement ideas.

Click here for the presentations from the September 2010 meeting.


Prior meetings:  June 2010 meeting

The Partnership held its first meeting of 2010 on June 15, 2010 at NetApp in Research Triangle Park.  Attendees learned about the potential for a Bus On Shoulder Systems (BOSS) option from two private engineering partners as well as the Minnesota DOT and the Twin Cities Metro Transit.   NCDOT will review the potential feasibility of a BOSS option, both internally and with other partners, for the I-40 corridor and/or parallel or intersecting routes.  In addition, I-40 Partnership is also going to form Action Teams that will focus on developing a mobility toolbox of general low- and medium-cost solutions as well as specific suggestions and ideas for the I-40 corridor and parallel routes and interchanges.

Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT interim corridor executive for I-40 / Research Triangle, will continue to lead this effort in cooperation with other partners.

Click here for the June 2010 meeting agenda and click here for the presentations from the meeting.


Prior meetings: June 2009 meeting 

The I-40 Regional Partnership held its initial meeting on June 16, 2009 at the Research Triangle Park headquarters.  The discussion involved a series of presentations by technical and administrative staff designed to provide a shared baseline of updated knowledge and to help identify informational gaps.   Attendees recognized the breadth of recent, ongoing, and proposed activities for the corridor as well as areas requiring additional focus.

Click here for the agenda from the 2009 meeting and click here (single 5 MB file) for the presentations

This meeting included a reference to the previous I-40 HOV/Congestion Management Study from December 2003.

As a result of the success of the initial partnership meeting, NCDOT identified several next steps to advance improvements for the I-40 corridor:

  • Designate an I-40 Triangle Region Corridor Executive(s) who would continue to tap into the expertise of all the partners represented in the initial meeting
  • Develop a list of potential short-term, intermediate, and long-term improvements to the I-40 corridor, including interchanges/Y-lines and reliever/alternate routes
  • Develop a list of long-term, strategic study needs
  • Prioritize, catalyze and realize identified opportunistic and holistic improvements through partnerships, education, outreach, and the identification of funding and delivery mechanisms