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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Construction
  • County: Wake,Durham
  • Type of Project: New toll road
  • STIP Number: R-2635, U-4763B
  • Completion Date: Triangle Parkway open to traffic in 2011; Western Wake Freeway open to traffic in 2012
  • Project Team: S.T Wooten for Triangle Parkway and Raleigh-Durham Roadbuilders for Western Wake Freeway
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Description

First Phase

  • Opened December 8, 2011 – Tolls began January 3.
  • Connects N.C. 540 between N.C. 55 and N.C. 54.

Second Phase

  • Opened August 1, 2012. Tolls began August 2.
  • Connects N.C. 540 between N.C. 54 and US 64 in Apex.

Third Phase

  • Opened December 20, 2012 – Tolls begin January 2, 2013
  • Connects N.C. 540 between U.S. 64 in Apex to N.C. 55 Bypass in Holly Springs.

Latest News and Updates

2013 NCTA Annual Operations Report

2013 Third Quarter Operations Statistics Report

2013 Second Quarter Operations Statistics Report

2013 First Quarter Operations Statistics Report

2012 Operations Statistics Report

All three phases of the Triangle Expressway are open. For more information visit www.ncquickpass.com or click here for the current Toll Rates.

The Triangle Expressway continues to see growth after its first full year in operation. Turnpike Authority Director of Toll Operations, Andy Lelewski and a satisfied commuter provide their insight into the road. Click here to see the video.

Project Schedule
Phase I: Opened to Traffic Dec. 8, 2011
    Tolling Began Jan. 3, 2012
Phase II: Opened to Traffic August 1, 2012
   Tolling Began August 2, 2012
Phase III: Opened to Traffic Dec. 20, 2012
   Tolling Began Jan. 2, 2013

Project Overview and Purpose

The Triangle Expressway will improve commuter mobility, accessibility and connectivity to western Wake County and Research Triangle Park while reducing congestion on the existing north-south routes that serve the Triangle Region, primarily NC 55 and NC 54.

Estimated Cost

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The project’s cost is just over $1 billion and is the single largest transportation infrastructure project in North Carolina history.

Visit the Toll Operations Web site for information about the North Carolina toll road program.

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Project Videos

The Triangle Expressway has seen continued growth in its first three months of becoming fully operational. Turnpike Authority Director of Toll Operations, Andy Lelewski and a satisfied commuter provide their insight into the road.



Take a virtual tour of the newly completed Triangle Expressway, now connecting RTP to Holly Springs. Learn how the Triangle Expressway and NC Quick Pass can save you valuable time and money on your daily commute.



Project Photos

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Contact Information

For all inquires, please call the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660.

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.