The final legs of N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway, would stretch 28.4 miles from Holly Springs to Knightdale and cross Swift Creek.
The final legs of N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway, would stretch 28.4 miles from Holly Springs to Knightdale and cross Swift Creek. Courtesy of NCDOT
The final legs of N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway, would stretch 28.4 miles from Holly Springs to Knightdale and cross Swift Creek. Courtesy of NCDOT

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 32 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.