by Lisa Sorg
Neither Pain in the Ass nor Royal Goat Fuck made the cut for naming for the interstate project that will ensnare traffic for 11 miles and three years on I-40/440. We know, you can't win if you don't enter.
Nonetheless, the public offered some wonderful turns of phrase.
The N.C. Department of Transportation launched a naming project for the road rebuild, due to begin in spring/summer of 2013. The project, according to the N.C. DOT, could funnel traffic down to two lanes along the southern part of the Beltline from U.S. 1 in Cary to U.S. 64/264 in east Raleigh.
Workers will excavate and replace 30-year-old concrete and asphalt and repair shoulders and ramps.
Below is the list of five finalists. The public can vote until Thursday at noon at http://tinyurl.com/I40Rebuild
Here is the list of honorable mentions, although they are ineligible to win:
40 Shades of Congestion
Lanes of Pain