July 13, 2024 11:31 pm
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“540 Fest” Celebrates N.C. 540 Expansion in Wake County

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Thousands gathered in southern Wake County this weekend to celebrate the upcoming expansion of N.C. 540. The North Carolina Department of Transportation hosted the inaugural “540 Fest,” marking the near-completion of the first phase of the Triangle Expressway. The event featured a 5K run, a 10K bike race, and various food and entertainment activities, providing the community a firsthand look at the new stretch from N.C. 55 to Interstate 40.

The celebration highlighted the significance of this milestone for the community, allowing residents to see the new road before it officially opens. Although some final touches, including concrete and bridge work, are still underway, phase one of the expansion is set to open in August. The event was a day of fun and anticipation, showcasing the progress and excitement surrounding this important development.