NC: Triangle Expressway Project

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Department of Transportation’s $1 billion Triangle Expressway is the first in the state (and one of the first in the nation) to utilize all-electronic tolling technology on an expressway, allowing motorists to breeze through without delay due to toll plazas. Motorists from North Carolina and across the country can pay their toll through a NC Quick Pass or EZ-Pass. Travelers without a pass are sent invoices in the mail based on their vehicle registration information.The Turnpike Authority implemented a marketing strategy highlighting the benefits of the Triangle Expressway and transponders to pay tolls. Within six weeks of opening the Customer Service Center, transponder sales surpassed six-month sales targets.The accelerated design-build process and right-of-way acquisition process allowed the team to open to traffic ahead of schedule. The early open date allowed a toll-free period for travel and testing, officially opening for revenue service on Jan. 3 to minimal delays or technical issues.


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