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tolbs17:
I-485 in most of Charlotte - Western segment to I-85, southern segment, and the eastern segment. Was built with 4 lanes but only widened to 6 lanes and express lanes there are currently under construction.

I-540 in Northern Raleigh. Should have been 8 lanes, urban sprawl kicked in and it gets very congested. Ramp meters did help, but it still needs work.

I-40 from Hillsborough to Morrisville. Was built with 4 lanes, although widened to 6 lanes in 2004. Still gets congested and more upgrades are needed on it. It was built with a 46 foot median so widening it would be very expensive.

I have a feeling I-295 in Fayetteville might jump on this list because it was built entirely with 4 lanes.

I-40 bypass in Winston-Salem. Opened in 1992, has 4 lanes, although planned to be widened to 6, I say it needs 8 to prevent more future widening!

I-785 in Greensboro. Opened in 2002, has 4 lanes, and when the I-840 loop is finished, traffic volumes on that segment will be expected to increase quickly, warranting the need to widen it to 6 lanes.

I-40 in Western Raleigh, Eastern Cary. Has 4 lanes, widened to 6, although they left space for a future lane (either 8 GP lanes or they plan to add a toll lane in each direction).

SkyPesos:
Related threads:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24186.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29252.0

tolbs17:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 07:49:22 PM ---Related threads:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24186.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29252.0

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Not really directed to my question but okay.

Max Rockatansky:
Of course Raleigh is involved because itís the de facto center of the Universe.

SkyPesos:

--- Quote from: tolbs17 on January 22, 2022, 07:52:43 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 07:49:22 PM ---Related threads:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24186.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29252.0

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Not really directed to my question but okay.

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Needs to be widened = underbuilt

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