I-5870: I-440 at Glenwood Avenue

I-5870: I-440 at Glenwood Avenue

The Glenwood Avenue interchange on I-440 was originally built in the 1960s, upgraded in the early 1990s and cannot handle the volume of traffic that uses it today.  That volume is projected to grow substantially as Raleigh continues to grow in the coming years.  The operational and safety issues we are currently experiencing have led to a project that includes the I-440/Glenwood Avenue interchange, the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Blue Ridge/Lead Mine Roads, the I-440/Ridge Road interchange, as well as the replacement of the bridge on Blue Ridge Road over Crabtree Creek. 


This public engagement platform is intended to provide an opportunity for interested citizens to provide input on the project and questions will be updated frequently throughout the planning process.


The official NCDOT website for the project can be found here: https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440-glenwood/Pages/default.aspx 




Study Area Map


The study area is a geographical area in which information on Human and Natural Environmental features are gathered during the preliminary planning process. 

Project Status

Studies are underway on a recommended project for I-440/U.S. 1 that would address congestion and safety concerns at both the I-440/Glenwood Avenue interchange and the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Blue Ridge/Lead Mine roads.

Proposed work would also include replacing Bridge 494, which carries Blue Ridge Road over Crabtree Creek. Studies are also looking at ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections in the area as well as ways to address traffic operations in the Crabtree Valley Mall area.

In addition, NCDOT will study the Ridge Road/I-440 interchange for potential improvements. Changes to Ridge Road, however, are not part of the project.

Project Schedule


Public Meeting   

Spring-Summer 2019

Final Environmental Document                                 


Design-Build Construction Contract Awarded       


Based on currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and subject to change



 David Stark, PE  Beth Smyre, PE
 Project Manager  Consultant Project  Manager
 NCDOT Priority Projects                             Project Delivery Unit  Dewberry
 1595 Mail Service Center  2610 Wycliff Road  Suite 410
 Raleigh, NC  27699-1595  Raleigh, NC  27607
 [email protected]  [email protected]


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For what reasons do you travel within the study area shown above? (Select all that apply)
Live in the area
Work in the Area
Commute through the area
Visit restaurants
Go shopping
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How frequently do you travel to or through the project study area.
1-2 times per day
1-2 times per week
4-5 times per week
1-2 times per month
Rarely or never
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What mode(s) of transportation do you use to travel in the area? Select All that apply.
Personal vehicle
Public Transportation (GoRaleigh)
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Which roadway(s) in the project study area do you use?
Blue Ridge Road
Crabtree Valley Avenue
Creedmoor Road
Glenwood Avenue
Lead Mine Road
Ridge Road
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Please select the top 3 issues that you think are most important to address with the proposed project.
Traffic congestion on main roads
Traffic on neighborhood and local streets
Bicycle travel/access
Pedestrian travel/access
Access to the mall area
Neighborhood character
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Which locations in the project study area have the most traffic congestion. Please describe any specifics such as time of day, day or week as well if possible.
Which location(s) in the project study area do you think have safety issues? (vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, other) Please describe.
What types of improvements would you suggest for the proposed project?
Are there comments or other information you would like to share with the team?