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The project logo I-5970: I-440 - Capital Boulevard Interchange

The project logo I-5970: I-440 - Capital Boulevard Interchange

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to reconfigure the interchange on I-440 at Capital Boulevard in northeast Raleigh. Improvements are also being considered along Capital Boulevard between the interchange and Brentwood Road. The interchange area is often congested today, with traffic backing up onto I-440 and through adjacent intersections on Capital Boulevard. Traffic operations are anticipated to worsen as volumes increase. 

The planning and design phase of this project began in Summer 2018. The NCDOT design team is coordinating with the Capital Boulevard North Corridor Study, currently underway by the City of Raleigh. More information on the Corridor Study can be found here:  Capital Boulevard North

The NCDOT interchange project recommendations will be informed by the findings of the Corridor Study.

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Project Funding



Project Development & Design

$      200,000

Property Acquisition

$  32,200,000

Construction Costs

$  99,000,000

Total Costs

$ 131,400,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change.

Project Milestones



Public Meeting

Summer 2020

Environmental Document

Spring 2021

Final Designs

Fall 2022

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

Fiscal Year 2025

Construction Begins

Fiscal Year 2028

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change.


Project Contact

Elmo Vance

NCDOT Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1595 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1595



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Comments may be submitted on this page, via phone, email ([email protected]), or U.S. Mail to the Project Manager listed above, or at any meeting. 

All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submission method. 

All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations

incorporated into designs where feasible.  



Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                          Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                 Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions