Posts Tagged ‘tryon_road’

Two Milestones for Tryon Road at City Council

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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.

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

The next City Council meeting planned for January 4, 2011 contains (more…)

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.

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…)

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…)

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.

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…)

Speak Up For Transit on June 28

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I’m not sure if there will be an opportunity to lobby for Tryon Road improvements at this meeting, so if anyone knows, please add a comment below.

RALEIGH PUBLIC MEETING ON TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS IS SET FOR JUNE 28

Triangle residents will have an opportunity to let their thoughts be heard regarding future transit improvements at upcoming community meetings being offered by the Triangle Regional Transit Program.

The Raleigh meeting will be June 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 304 of the Raleigh Convention Center.

The meetings follow work by the Special Transit Advisory Commission in 2008 and adoption of the Long Range Transportation Plan by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO in 2009. Program team members will be available at the meetings to answer questions and share information.

The meetings are part of the federally prescribed alternatives analysis that follows the requirements and procedures of the Federal Transit Administration to support the case for Federal funding of major capital investments.

The alternatives analysis begins with a survey of existing transportation related conditions, identifies and confirms transportation needs and defines the goals and objectives against which project alternatives will be evaluated.

Public input at the meetings will be essential to the success of the program. Follow-up meetings will be held in September and February 2011. Additional, individual meetings, events, a Web site, newsletters, Facebook and Twitter feeds will be used to keep residents informed about the project’s status and provide an opportunity to raise issues or ask questions prior to the study’s completion in the spring of 2011.

The Capital Area MPO and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO are expected to approve and select projects following the evaluation of the alternatives and the completion of the alternative analysis.

In addition to the Raleigh meeting, area meeting will be head as follows: Durham, June 30, Durham County Library auditorium, 300 N. Roxboro St.; Cary, July 6, Cary Town Hall atrium, 316 Academy St.; Chapel Hill, July 7, Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Knightdale, July 14, Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Ct.; and Apex, July 15, Halle Center for the Cultural Arts, 237 N. Salem St. All meeting times are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged by calling 919-485-7468 at least one week prior to each meeting. Translation services and a court reporter will be available at each meeting.

Mary-Ann Baldwin talks Lightner, Innovation, and Gangs

Monday, June 7th, 2010
Mary-Ann Baldwin

Mary-Ann Baldwin

I got a chance to catch up with one of Raleigh’s At-large City Councilors, Mary-Ann Baldwin, for a five question email interview. If Mary-Ann can survive the Fire Department Operations 101 class, an orientation to the daily grind, risks, and rewards that Raleigh firefighters deal with daily, held on June 5, 2010, then certainly she can survive our questions. I’ve watched Mary-Ann on Raleigh City Council for the past few years and have become more and more impressed. She brings a much needed marketing and communications background and understands business principles such as communication, customer service, and team work. If you follow her on Twitter (she’s @maryannbaldwin by the way) then you know she’s interested in business innovation. See what Mary-Ann has to say about moving the Lightner Center forward, the gang situation in Raleigh (and how you might be wrong about it), how government can foster innovation, and much more in our interview with her.

1) City Council budget hearings are coming up this summer.  How is city council going to deal with the budget shortfall and what sacrifices will the City and citizens have to make?

Like many private citizens who are cutting back and living on tighter budgets, the City must do the same. This means that Capital Improvement Projects are going to be (more…)

Getting money for Tryon Road and our neighborhood park

Friday, June 4th, 2010

At Tuesday night’s budget hearing (6/1/2010), it was standing-room only as many different groups were on hand to get in their budget requests to City Council. Support for the arts was strong and kicked things off. Then the jockeying began at the podium.

I would first like to thank all the folks who attended to show their support. We had a good number of people from South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) attend and stand during the request to show city council that we really need some attention in South West Raleigh. We can only make things happen in our neighborhoods if we take the initiative to make them happen.

I was very pleased to present the budget requests for the SWCAC and excited that we had so much support from our neighborhoods. SWCAC had a total of eight items that we asked for, two of which stood out and got some heads nodding on city council: (more…)

SWCAC Budget Concerns for June 2010

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Community money

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At the May 2010 meeting of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC), one of our main topics was budget. The context is things we need money for in our neighborhoods. One thing we’ve learned in SWCAC is that if you don’t ask the City Council for it, you’ll never get it.

The most recent example is the neighborhood park we’re trying to establish at the corner of Lineberry Drive and Sierra Drive. (more…)

The Garner Death Curve II – 56 Crashes over 5 years

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

One might think it’s simple to get an old bridge replaced and a road widened, bringing it up to par with the rest of Tryon road just to the west. But nothing is easy in South West Raleigh. Neglected for our brethren to the North and downtown, from goat trails on Lake Wheeler Road to abandoned infrastructure at Renaissance Park, our roadway priorities our toyed with on a long list of projects that are years away from completion. But some of the folks are working diligently in the community to bring awareness about the lack of coordination and funding to complete Tryon Road.

We have this 17 page accident report to share. It tells the story of 56 crashes, 1 fatal, from 06/01/2004 to 06/01/2009. The report is on Tryon Road [State Road (SR) 1370] between Fairway Drive & Junction Blvd. (more…)