Today we celebrate the awarding of the first construction contract for extending 540 to I-40.

The winning proposal team, including RTA Leadership Team Member WSP, has proposed a schedule that will allow the completion of their section by March 2023.

We applaud NCDOT and the NC Turnpike Authority for their ongoing leadership and focus on advancing 540, the regional business community’s highest priority.

Accelerating the completion of 540 to I-40 will remain our highest priority until it is under construction.

Let’s get moving,

Bruce Sargent
RTA 2018 Chair