The long standing unknown of the route of 540 has now eliminated the Red Route. Instead, the preferred corridor will cut south and east of town, using the proposed orange, green and mint routes. The Red Route was one of several options but the one that would have caused the largest impact to Garner citizens and businesses. The elimination will ends years of speculation. Note: I must mention that there is no way to exclude the possibility 100%, but DOT not naming it as the preferred route is as good as it gets until they start building it at this point.