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NC: More Delays this time for I-540

I apologize in advance for sounding like a broken record, but the opening of Interstate 540 from Triangle Town Center (exit 17) to the US 64/264 Knightdale Bypass has been delayed to at least the end of January.

The oft-delayed seven and a half miles of new Interstate have been under construction for at least three years. Also, costs have increased from a planned $67 million to a current amount of $73 million. Most of the delays appear to be from various environmental concerns. This past November, over nine inches of rainfall delayed the project.

The road was to originally be opened in April 2006, then Fall, then the end of 2006 and now "hopefully" the end of January 2007.

WRAL in Raleigh has the story and a great video if you want to see what the highway will look like whenever it is finally open.

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