Tryon Road (SR 1009), between Lake Wheeler Road and US 70-401, is in desperate need of repair, widening, and realignment, to better serve the south west Raleigh community. In 2010 several groups in south west Raleigh have worked diligently in advocating for road updates, improvements and ultimately the realignment of Tryon Road and the replacement of Bridge 259. Advocates have been in front of the city council numerous times and several councilors and city staff have supported our efforts with a tremendous response to the needs in our community.
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Have you seen the new bus stop on Lineberry Drive? We got some upgrades at the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route).
I was curious about what was going on and what sparked the enhancement from a single bench to a full on shelter and waiting pad. I was able to get up with Aaron Hair, Planner I with the City of Raleigh to get the details. We put Aaron on the hot seat for a quick interview on these upgrades and other Capital Area Transit (CAT) services:
1) What upgrades are happening to the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route)?
The City of Raleigh is installing a (more…)
$2.1 million being pumped into the Lake Wheeler Road corridor? Am I reading this right?
This news is back from October 19, but relevant to our area. Neighbors have been asking for pedestrian improvements to the Lake Wheeler Road corridor for years, but we keep hitting road blocks. Some believe that the lack of a master plan for the road is one problem. Long-term plans have included a 5-lane option, a 4-lane with a median option, and even a 3-lane option for road expansion.
The requests and dialog that I’ve seen go to City Council haven’t focused on expanding the road so that our neighbors to the South can get to downtown and I-40 faster–we’ve been asking for sidewalks and crosswalks. Have you tried to walk to Carolina Pines Park from our neighborhoods? Good luck crossing Lake Wheeler Road.
See below for an opportunity to provide NCDOT feedback on why the new prioritization process isn’t working for the Tryon Road expansion and bridge replacement projects. Please participate if you can and sign our petition if you haven’t already.
NCDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PRIORITIZING PROCESS NOV. 8
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is conducting a series of listening session to develop its next version of strategic prioritization, which is being referred to as Prioritization 2.0.
The NCDOT staff is hosting these listening sessions to solicit feedback and input from its planning partners, stakeholders and the public on how to improve the current prioritization process. This feedback is to be used to guide the development of Prioritization 2.0. (more…)
“The bridge is the linchpin to this whole discussion and the ball’s really in DOTs court right now,” said Eric J. Lamb, PE, Transportation Services Division Manager for the City of Raleigh Public Works Department in an interview with Charlotte Huffman, NBC17. I mentioned this in my previous post on the Tryon Road expansion project:
“One of my biggest concerns is the orchestration for the Tryon Road project, including the bridge replacement, between all three organizations. [City of Raleigh, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), and North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT)]” – Tryon Road Falls Short in NCDOT Draft Transportation Plan
At last weeks Public Works committee meeting (Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 5pm), Raleigh City Councilors Stephenson and Gaylord listened to (more…)
Get ready for Transit Try-a-thon, see the details below:
CAT: September 27-October 1
- September 27th, Monday -Try Transit Week Kickoff – Mayor Meeker will kick off the week at Moore Square Station
- September 28th, Tuesday – Rack and Ride Day – Bike to a bus stop and RIDE FOR FREE (first come, first serve) Visit us at the Duke Medical Plaza Knightdale Park and Ride from 4-6pm for a special event!
- September 29th, Wednesday – Stuff the Bus Food Drive – Come help us stuff a bus for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. Donate 3 canned goods (no glass containers) to be stuffed into a cat bus and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, no purchase necessary! Only one coupon per participant, and participant must be present. Donations will be collected at the following participating Raleigh Chick-fil-A locations: (more…)
Learn about plans to extend the 540 turnpike further east to I-40 and US 64/264
The 540/Triangle Expressway turnpike will be open from RTP to the Holly Springs bypass by December 2012. While that project is currently under construction, the NC Turnpike Authority division of NCDOT is reviewing a future southeast extension of that turnpike to US 401 south, I-40 east, US 70 east bypass, and US 64/264 east bypass. If plans and funding come together, portions of the 540/TriExtension turnpike east of Holly Springs could be under construction within five years.
To learn more and offer comments, you can visit any of the following workshops this week: (more…)
I previously posted about the Tryon Road, Part C project being included in the City of Raleigh’s 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). But there were lots of questions about what that really means. Is there really money set aside or is it just a placeholder? I did some research and got input from all the players involved in the final phase of the Tryon Road project in South West Raleigh: City of Raleigh, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), and North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT).
One of my biggest concerns is (more…)
I’m sure many people are interested in both the Lake Wheeler Road improvements and the Tryon Road, Part C project. The City of Raleigh recently announced the major road projects that are to be included in their 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Both projects made the cut for phase one, which means that funds are being allocated for the projects.
What does that all mean? I’m not sure yet. But I’ve got some research to do, as I’m concerned about the coordination with Tryon Road Part C and the Tryon Road bridge. For now, check out the details for these two projects in our vicinity.
CITY’S ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ALLOCATES FUNDS FOR MAJOR STREET CONSTRUCTION
In its adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City of Raleigh continues its commitment to improving the Capital City’s major streets. (more…)
It seems to be dragging on doesn’t it? Getting Avent Ferry Road resurfaced. I jokingly say the road is better now then when it was covered with potholes. And it’s slowing cars down too. But there is hope. And I’m pretty sure, when the asphalt has cooled and the paint has dried, we’ll have a better road. In fact, parts of Avent Ferry are getting a “road diet” as the engineers like to say. The cyclists are popping wheelies!
I originally contacted some good folks over at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to see if (more…)