NCDOT’s Triangle Expressway’s First Five Years a Success

WRAL reports, “Five years after the [first segment of the Triangle Expressway] opened, the state has said it’s a big success. [NCDOT] spokesman Steve Abbott said tens of thousands of people use it each weekday, as traffic and revenue grow every year. ‘It’s been pretty steady growth as people get used to it,’ Abbott said. ‘(Prices) are going up, because costs go up.’” The station notes, “Over the past four years, the DOT projected the Triangle Expressway would bring in about $77 million, while the actual revenue resulted in $95 million dollars. With this data, drivers will pay 3.5 percent more this year.” (Link added.)