Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor Mendez and North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti were among the officials who toured the interchange expansion project in Statesville on October 10, 2012. The project is scheduled to take nine years to complete in three phases. Construction on the first phase is set to begin in the coming months, and has a finish date of Spring 2017.
Acquisition of properties on the first phase of the project (I-3819) is basically complete, although many cases remain in active litigation.
Read more about the official visit courtesy of the Statesville Record & Landmark, and more about the project details and timeline at the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s I-40 / I-77 project website.