Work begins on $2.2 billion toll expressway to close Raleigh, NC outer loop (VIDEO)

“This project, when complete, will connect the outer loop around the greater Raleigh area and provide a six-lane expressway that improves mobility and reduces congestion,” says the N.C. Department of Transportation. Officials with NCDOT, the state’s Turnpike Authority and other agencies held a groundbreaking for the project November 13.