North Carolina: Work begins on $2.2 billion toll expressway to close Raleigh outer loop (video)

Construction on the first phase of completing a $2.2 billion outer expressway toll loop around Raleigh, North Carolina, has begun. Lane Blythe Construction Joint Venture of Charlotte won the $403 million design-build contract in December 2018 for the first phase of the project, which will extend the Triangle Expressway from U.S. 401 to Interstate 40 in southeastern Wake County. Later phases of the project will eventually close the loop for N.C. 540, at a projected cost of $2.2 billion…