I-40 Regional Partnership – Overview

The upcoming 16th annual meeting of the I-40 Regional Partnership will be held as part of the RTA Transportation Brunch 2024 event on Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at the Westin RDU Airport Hotel in Raleigh:

RTA Transportation Brunch 2024:
Accelerating Multimodal Freeways in the Metropolitan Triangle
In concert with the I-40 Regional Partnership

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport
3931 Macaw Street, Raleigh, NC

Please click here for more information or to register for the 2024 event.

Overview

The I-40 Regional Partnership is a cooperative initiative of the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) business coalition and NCDOT in concert with other partners.

The I-40 Regional Partnership provides an ongoing focus on Interstate 40 in order to maintain and enhance its viability for travel and commerce, and to improve the travel experience on I-40 and core reliever/alternate routes.

Jennifer Portanova, PE, NCDOT State Transportation Systems Management and Operations Engineer, serves as the I-40 Regional Partnership executive. The Partnership held its first meeting in spring 2009 and has met at least annually since that time.

The 15th annual meeting of the I-40 Regional Partnership was held in person on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at SAS Institute in Cary.

I-40 Regional Partnership
15th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SAS Institute, Cary
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WORKING AGENDA
Welcome and overview   [2:00p – 2:10p]

  • Welcome – Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • Greetings from 2023 meeting host – Chad Ruehle, SAS, RTA Leadership Team
  • I-40 Partnership overview and introductions – Jennifer Portanova, NCDOT Mobility and Safety, I-40 partnership executive

Active/upcoming construction projects on I-40   [2:10p – 2:35p]

  • I-40 widening to Johnston Co. – Tracy Parrott, NCDOT Division 5
  • I-40 / Airport Boulevard interchange area – Tracy Parrott, NCDOT Division 5
  • I-40 widening in Orange Co. – Bojan Cvijetic, NCDOT Division 7

I-40 studies and related initiatives  [2:35p – 3:10p]

  • I-40/RTP modernization express design – Andrew Bell, HNTB
  • I-40 SMART freeway project – Jennifer Hernandez, NCDOT Project Management
  • FAST transit study – Nick Morrison, NCDOT Integrated Mobility
  • Urban freeway management – Battle Whitley, NCDOT Division 5 (incoming)
  • Complete 540 – Dennis Jernigan, NC Turnpike Authority

Legislative and funding updates [3:10p – 3:20p]

  • 2023 legislative update / funding implications – Joe Milazzo

Brief discussion  [3:20p – 3:27p]

  • Potential next steps / action items – Jennifer Portanova, Joe Milazzo

Final thoughts and adjourn   [by 3:30p]

14th Annual Meeting of the I-40 Partnership

Thursday, October 13, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh
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WORKING AGENDA
Welcome and overview   [2:00p – 2:10p]

  • Welcome and introductions – Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • I-40 Partnership overview – Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT Mobility and Safety

 

Active/upcoming construction projects on I-40   [2:10p – 2:25p]

  • I-40 widening to Johnston Co. – Brandon Jones, NCDOT Division 5
  • I-40 / Airport Boulevard interchange area – Brandon Jones, NCDOT Division 5
  • I-40 widening in Orange Co. — Bojan Cvijetic, NCDOT Division 7

 

I-40 studies and initiatives  [2:25p – 2:45p]

  • I-40 managed freeway project – Claudia Lee, NCDOT
  • I-40/RTP modernization express design — Andrew Bell, HNTB
  • Bus On Shoulder System (BOSS) and Transit Priority Shoulder — Vinson Hines, GoTriangle
  • Triangle Bikeway study parallel to I-40, NC 54 — Kenneth Withrow, CAMPO

 

Legislative and funding updates [2:45p – 2:55p]

  • 2022 legislative update / funding implications – Chris Peoples, NCDOT
  • Spot mobility status and opportunities – John Grant, NCDOT

 

Discussion on the future of I-40  [2:55p – 3:25p]

  • Summary of I-40 projects, plans, and studies – David Keilson, NCDOT
  • Future of I-40 in the Triangle — interactive discussion, jointly led by Doug Plachcinski, DCHC MPO and Alex Rickard, CAMPO
    • Potential topics:  Implications of work from home/anywhere, funding limitations, regional growth, multimodal freeways, Freeway And Street-based Transit (FAST), interfaces with regional passenger rail, managed freeways, future configuration options, etc.

 

Final thoughts and adjourn   [by 3:30p]

13th Annual Meeting of the I-40 Partnership

Friday, September 10, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Online meeting
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View meeting recording

 

AGENDA

Welcome and overview

  • Welcome and introductions – Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • I-40 Partnership overview – Meredith McDiarmid, NCDOT Mobility and Safety

Active construction projects on I-40 and parallel/reliever routes – Brandon Jones, NCDOT Division 5

  • I-40 / Aviation Parkway interchange area
  • I-40 / Airport Boulevard interchange area
  • I-40 widening to Johnston Co.
  • I-885 / Connector
  • I-440 modernization
  • I-40 / Beautify Fortify
  • Litter
  • 540 / Turnpike southeast extension to I-40 — with Dennis Jernigan, NC Turnpike Authority

Status of ongoing/upcoming projects and studies

  • I-40 widening in Orange Co. — Laura Sutton, NCDOT
  • US 70 – conversion to freeway from I-885 to I-540 — Brandon Jones, NCDOT
  • US 1 – conversion to freeway north of I-54 — Brandon Jones, NCDOT
  • US 64 west – addition of interchanges and conversion to superstreet — Brandon Jones, NCDOT
  • I-40 managed freeway – on-ramp signal expansion — Derrick Lewis, NCDOT
  • I-40 Transit Priority Shoulder — Kory Wilmot, AECOM; Andrew Bell, HNTB
  • I-40/RTP modernization — Andrew Bell, HNTB
  • Triangle Bikeway study parallel to I-40, NC 54 — Iona Thomas, McAdams
  • Bus On Shoulder System (BOSS) I-540 expansion — Rick Major, GoTriangle
  • BOSS regional study — Patrick McDonough, HDR
  • Freeway And Street-based Transit (FAST) study; policy updates — Joe Furstenberg, NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division

General updates on traffic and funding

  • Coronavirus and recovery:  traffic impacts — Dom Ciaramitaro, NCDOT Mobility and Safety
  • Overall status of state funding – capital, operations, maintenance — Amna Cameron, NCDOT Strategic Initiatives

Other items / final remarks

Adjourn

Past meetings of the I-40 Regional Partnership

  • Aug 6, 2024 – Westin RDU Airport  (upcoming gathering; RTA Transportation Brunch 2024)
  • Oct 10, 2023 – SAS Institute, Cary
  • Oct 13, 2022 – Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Raleigh  (Download full presentation deck)
  • Sep 10, 2021 – Online Meeting  (Download full presentation deck, Watch meeting recording)
  • Aug. 11, 2020 – Online Meeting  (Download full presentation deck, Watch meeting recording)
  • Oct. 17, 2019 – SAS Institute, Cary
  • Oct. 18, 2018 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Research Triangle Park Headquarters, RTP
  • Oct. 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

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