Credit: NBC17 Caption<!-- <a href = "#"><img src = "/images/buttons/email.jpg" border = "0"> Email Image</a>-->
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hoping public input will help guide efforts to ease congestion along I-40 in Wake and Johnston counties.
The NCDOT held an input session Tuesday evening on a project to widen I-40 from the Beltline in southeast Raleigh to NC 42 in Johnston County.
Officials said that stretch of highway gets congested, especially around rush hour.
"I think it's a high-priority project," said project manager Robert Deaton. "We've gotten a lot of interest already in phone calls and e-mails."
Deaton said funding still has to be secured, and the project is at least ten years away from being complete.
He said an environmental assessment is due out in fall 2011, and will reveal more details about the project, which could add one or two lanes in both directions.