NCDOT Complete 540

Wake County, N.C.


Summit is the Prime Construction Engineering and Inspection firm (CEI) providing contract administration and inspection on behalf of the N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Turnpike Authority for the Toll NC-540 project, also known as the Southeast Extension. This 17.9-mile section of roadway will extend the Triangle Expressway around the greater Raleigh area. This project will connect Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Raleigh. In addition to connecting several towns and cities, NC-540 will ease congestion on numerous local roadways. This project will be a step forward in meeting the growing transportation, social and economic needs of southeastern Wake County.

The construction of this project will be segmented with an expected completion date sometime in the summer of 2023 with an estimated cost of around $746 million for this segment. In addition to providing an Resident Engineer, Assistant Resident Engineer(s), and over 45 inspectors; Summit is also providing industrial coatings inspection, ITS inspection, survey verification and utility coordination services for this project.

The purpose of this project is to improve I-40 from I-440/US 64 to just north of SR 1525 including improvements to NC 42 and SR 1010 (Cleveland Road). Once completed, the NCDOT I-40 Widening project will help reduce congestion and improve access.

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As the Prime construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) firm, we supplied experienced, qualified and NCDOT-certified technicians with expertise in roadway and structure construction on an 8.4-mile portion of the loop.

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We are the lead CEI firm for the 16-mile US 17 widening project in Division 2. The $143M project consists of over 4.8 million yards of borrow, 300,000 tons of asphalt, numerous utility relocations, 25 bridges and one culvert.

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