Traffic Is Climbing on NC Turnpike’s Triangle Expressway. Plans for an Extension Are in the Works.

The News & Observer reports, “Traffic” — and particularly rush hour traffic — “has increased about 24 percent per year since the last leg of the Triangle Expressway opened in late 2012. Daily traffic on the road’s busiest section — from N.C. 147 to N.C. 55  — has increased 72 percent since 2013 to an average of 44,700 vehicles per day.” On account of economic and population growth along the toll road corridor and commuters’ preference for the “TriEx” over congested alternate routes, plans for an extension are being made. According to the newspaper, NCDOT anticipates construction will begin on the first leg of an  extension “in a couple years.”