Construction on first state toll road underway

Posted by Debra Worley - email

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - Construction on North Carolina's first modern toll road was slated to begin at 10:00 Wednesday morning.

The North Carolina Turnpike Authority will construct a 19-mile highway that will cut 20 minutes of travel time between southern Wake County and Research Triangle Park.

Drivers will be charged through and electronic transponder in a car or cameras that will bill drivers using license plate information.

The expressway should be completely open to traffic in 2012.

©2009 WECT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.