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Get Your Feedback on Tryon Road to NCDOT Nov 8

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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.


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…)

NBC17 Highlights Tryon Road Woes

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

“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

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

At last weeks Public Works committee meeting (Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 5pm), Raleigh City Councilors Stephenson and Gaylord listened to (more…)

Picking Up Bizarre Litter Could Pay Off

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Keep America Beautiful
Enter the Most Unusual Litter Contest to Win Cash Prizes

RALEIGH, NC – Keep NC Beautiful (KNCB) ( announces its biannual Most Unusual Litter Contest. The contest is open to anyone who participates in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s fall Litter Sweep or any clean-up drive.

Winning entries are awarded 1st place cash prize of $250, 2nd place $100 and 3rd place $50. It’s easy to enter the contest–find unusual litter during a litter pickup, take a picture of it and complete the entry form.  All entry forms are due by Oct. 31 and can be downloaded at

Most unusual litter must be found on (more…)

540 / TriExtension workshops this week

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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…)

Tryon Road Falls Short in NCDOT Draft Transportation Plan

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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).

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

One of my biggest concerns is (more…)

Tryon Road and Lake Wheeler Road Funding

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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.


In its adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City of Raleigh continues its commitment to improving the Capital City’s major streets. (more…)

When Will Avent Ferry Road Paving be Done?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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!

Avent Ferry Road

Avent Ferry Road

I originally contacted some good folks over at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to see if (more…)

Is NCDOT destroying Avent Ferry Road?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Anyone who has been down Avent Ferry Road during the past two weeks might have noticed the road is in the process of being resurfaced; to the price tag of $4 million dollars. I’m super stoked about the project, as I avoided the pot-hole laden, right-hand, North bound lane like the plague before the project started. I imagine that frequent users of Avent Ferry welcome the resurfacing project as well.

You might remember in an earlier interview with Eric Lamb, Transportation Services Division, City of Raleigh Public Works Department, he told us that Avent Ferry Road was scheduled for resurfacing this summer. I would argue that NCDOT, the authority responsible for Avent Ferry Road maintenance, is missing a huge opportunity to improve the road and make it a complete street, satisfying much needed pedestrian amenities and making it safer for pedestrians crossing a five-lane road. (more…)

High Speed Rail Compact Meeting July 12

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

High speed rail from Raleigh to D.C.? It could happen. Right now, citizens are able to comment on the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeast High Speed Rail Project (SEHSR). See the information below about the upcoming Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact meeting on July 12, 2010 from 12:00-2:00 pm.


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will hold the inaugural meeting of the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact on July 12 from noon to 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 150 of the NCDOT headquarters at 1 S. Wilmington St.

At this public meeting the members of the compact will be (more…)

SWCAC May 2010: Budget, Community Gardens, and more

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

At last night’s South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC), we had a great collaborative session on several different topics including building a CAC website, budget requests, and community gardens. Vice-Chair Anthony McLeod and Second Vice Chair Mary Belle Pate help to foster the group conversation and generate ideas. (more…)