I-40 Regional Partnership Initiative
Interstate 40, the "Triangle's Main Street", is a critical limited-access roadway that connects Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Durham, Research Triangle Park, Morrisville, RDU Airport, Cary, Raleigh, Garner, and Benson with each other, with other communities in Orange, Durham, Wake and Johnston counties, and with the rest of North Carolina and the nation.
Our growing region will require additional investments in the I-40 corridor, including its interchanges, connecting freeways, and primary reliever routes, if I-40 and the overall Triangle core freeway network will continue to be able to provide the safe and efficient mobility needed for our economic vitality and quality of life.
I-40 Regional Partnership initiative
The I-40 Regional Partnership is a cooperative initiative of the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) business coalition, and other local, regional, statewide, and federal partners. The Partnership provides an ongoing focus on Interstate 40 in order to maintain and enhance its viability for travel and commerce.
The I-40 Regional Partnership initiative is designed to help participants discover, share, and examine the current status of Interstate 40 in the Triangle in order to identify both short- and long-term opportunities for improvements to I-40 in the Triangle region along with its interchanges, connecting freeways, and primary reliever routes.
Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT State Systems Operations Engineer, serves as the I-40 Regional Partnership executive. The Partnership held its first meeting in spring 2009 and has met at least annually since that time.
Most recent Partnership meeting and agenda: Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Partial list of I-40 initiative partners and participants
» North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
» Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA)
» NC Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (NC CAMPO)
» Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO)
» Cities and Towns along the I-40 corridor
» Triangle Transit
» NC State University
» North Carolina Turnpike Authority
» North Carolina State Ports Authority
» North Carolina Railroad Company
» North Carolina State Highway Patrol
» The Research Triangle Park (RTP)
» Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDU)
» Triangle-J Council of Governments
» Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)