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MSS- Moore Square Station
RCC- Raleigh Convention Center

Detours: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - The People’s Procession Parade

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The People’s Procession Parade 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Edenton Street CLOSED between Wilmington & Salisbury St. from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Parade Route - The parade wills start at the Bicentennial Plaza at 6:00 pm and move out onto Edenton St., Left onto Salisbury St., Left onto Morgan St., right onto Fayetteville St. Edenton Street and Morgan Streets will be closed but will open up as soon as parade passes them.

#1 – Capital Blvd. – NO DETOURS

#2 – Falls of Neuse
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

# 3 – Glascock
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#4 – Rex Hospital
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume route.
I/B – From Morgan St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#5 – Biltmore Hills – NO DETOURS

#6 – Crabtree Valley
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume route.
I/B – From Morgan St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#7 – South Saunders
O/B – From Blount St., RIGHT on MLK Blvd., exit RIGHT onto Ramp to Dawson St, resume route.
I/B – From McDowell St., RIGHT on South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#8 – Northclift
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Hargett St., resume route.
I/B – From Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#10 – Longview
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lane St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#11 – Avent Ferry
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Lenoir St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#12 – Method
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#13 – Chavis Heights
O/B – None.
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#15 – Wake Medical
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Edenton St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#16 – Oberlin Road
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume route.
I/B – From Morgan St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#18 – Worthdale
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#19 – Apollo Heights
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From MLK Blvd. RIGHT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#21 – Caraleigh
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#22 – State Street – NO DETOURS

R-LINE – NO DETOURS

Detours: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Raleigh First Night Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Raleigh First Night Celebration
From 6:00 am 12/31/2014 – through 5:00 am 1/1/2015
NOTE: There are separate detours for The Peoples Procession Parade from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Edenton Street closed from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Street Closures - Fayetteville Street will be closed from Morgan Street to Lenoir Street. All cross streets to include Hargett, Martin, Davie Streets will be closed crossing Fayetteville street. Lenoir Street will be closed twice from 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm for the first acorn drop and then again from 12:00 midnight until 12:30 am for the second acorn drop and fireworks.

#1 – Capital Blvd. – NO DETOURS

#2 – Falls of Neuse
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS

# 3 – Glascock (USE from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan, RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

# 3 – Glascock (USE from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#4 – Rex Hospital (USE from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury, RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#4 – Rex Hospital (USE from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route. AFTER 7:00 PM, EDENTON ST. RE-OPENS, RESUME REGULAR ROUTE OUTBOUND. (See Peoples Procession detours).
I/B – From Hillsborough St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#5 – Biltmore Hills – NO DETOURS

#6 – Crabtree Valley (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury, RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#6 – Crabtree Valley (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route. AFTER 7:00 PM, EDENTON ST. RE-OPENS, RESUME REGULAR OUTBOUND ROUTE. (See Peoples Procession detours).
I/B – From Morgan St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#7 – South Saunders
O/B – From Blount St., RIGHT on MLK Blvd., exit RIGHT onto Ramp to Dawson St, resume route.
I/B – From McDowell St., RIGHT on South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS . From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AND from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am, South St. will CLOSE for fireworks. During those two periods, I/B #7 will exit from McDowell St. to the MLK Blvd. exit, RIGHT on MLK Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#8 – Northclift Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury St., RIGHT on Hargett St., resume route.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#8 – Northclift Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Hargett St., resume route. AFTER 7:00 PM, EDENTON ST. RE-OPENS, TAKE EDENTON ST. TO SALISBURY ST. TO HARGETT ST., RESUME ROUTE OUTBOUND.
I/B – From Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#10 – Longview (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#10 – Longview (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lane St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#11 – Avent Ferry (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury, RIGHT on Hargett St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#11 – Avent Ferry (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury, RIGHT on Hargett St., resume outbound route. AFTER 7:00 PM, USE EDENTON ST. TO SALISBURY ST. TO HARGETT ST., RESUME ROUTE.
I/B – From South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AND from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am, South St. will CLOSE for fireworks. During those two periods, I/B #11 will turn RIGHT from South St. onto Dawson St., exit to the MLK Blvd. exit, LEFT on MLK Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#12 – Method (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#12 – Method (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#13 – Chavis Heights
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#15 – Wake Medical (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#15 – Wake Medical (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Edenton St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#16 – Oberlin Road (Use from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Salisbury, RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#16 – Oberlin Road (Use from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT on Lane St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on Edenton St., resume outbound route. AFTER 7:00 PM, FROM EDENTON ST. RE-OPENS, TAKE EDENTON ST., RESUME ROUTE OUTBOUND.
I/B – From Morgan St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. (See Peoples Procession detours).

#18 – Worthdale
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS

#19 – Apollo Heights
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From MLK Blvd. RIGHT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#21 – Caraleigh
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS. From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AND from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am, South St. will CLOSE for fireworks. During those two periods, I/B #21 will turn RIGHT from South St. onto Dawson St., exit to the MLK Blvd. exit, LEFT on MLK Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#22 – State Street – NO DETOURS

R-Line
From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AND from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am, South St. will CLOSE for fireworks. During those two periods, the R-Line will take Salisbury St. to MLK Blvd., LEFT (U-turn) at MLK Blvd intersection back onto Wilmington St., resume route.

Detours: 12/30/14 - 1/1/15 - Hargett Street Closure

Tuesday - 12/30/14 thru Thursday - 1/1/15
00 Hargett Street Closure – New Year’s Preparations
9:00 am 12-30-14 until 12:00 pm 1-1-15

Street Closure - The 00 block of Hargett St. between Fayetteville Street and Wilmington Street will be closed for the Ferris Wheel set-up.

#8 Northclift – SEE OTHER RELATED DETOURS on New Year’s Eve.
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Edenton St., LEFT on Salisbury St., RIGHT onto Hargett St., resume route.
I/B –NONE.

#11 Avent Ferry – SEE OTHER RELATED DETOURS on New Year’s Eve
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Edenton St., LEFT on Dawson St., resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#13 Chavis Heights – SEE OTHER RELATED DETOURS on New Year’s Eve.
O/B – NONE
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., RIGHT into MSS.

#18 Worthdale – SEE OTHER RELATED DETOURS on New Year’s Eve
O/B – NONE
I/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

CAT to Provide Shuttle Service to First Night Raleigh 2015!

Park and Ride Shuttle service will be available at the following locations:

  • 2728 Capital Blvd [Old Westinghouse building – Northern location]
  • 4011 Carya Drive [Wake County Gov Office Park – Southern location]

Service Details

  • Service will start from Park-and-Ride locations at 6 PM
  • Last departures from Downtown will be 1 AM
  • CAT will offer service frequencies of 30 minutes or less
  • Downtown Pick-up and Drop-off will be on Morgan Street at Fayetteville St
  • Regular CAT fares apply (Day-Passes purchased on Dec 31 will be valid after midnight until last shuttle departs Downtown)

Security
Security at both Park-and-Ride locations with off-duty Raleigh Police Officers for the duration of the event will be provided.

Capital Area Transit Holiday Schedule

CAT and all TTA Express Routes operated by CAT will NOT operate on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 27
  • Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25

Final bus departures from Moore Square will occur at 7:00pm on:

  • Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24

CAT Routes will operate a modified holiday schedule on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1- SUNDAY SCHEDULE
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 19 - SATURDAY SCHEDULE

TTA Express Routes will NOT operate on:

  • Friday, November 28
  • Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 19

For More Info: Call 919-485-RIDE (7433) or Visit raleighnc.gov/transit

Route 40X- Wake Tech Holiday Schedule

CAT Route 40X- Wake Tech Express will NOT operate on the following days:

  • December 22, 2014- January 2, 2015
  • January 19, 2015

Route 40X-Wake Tech will operate on a Modified Schedule on:

  • December 19, 2014
  • January 5 - 6, 2015

For More Info: Call 919-485-RIDE (7433) or Visit raleighnc.gov/transit

January 2015 Service Improvements

A Capital Area Transit (CAT) fare increase was implemented on October 1, 2014. This increase will allow CAT to continue to make improvements to bus services and facilities. Projected revenues from the first year of the fare increase will be used to provide additional holiday service and designated route improvements.

These improvements consist of the following:

New CAT Holiday Service
Holiday
Current Service Level
New Service Level
New Year's Day
No Service
Sunday Service Level
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No Service
Saturday Service Level
Fourth of July
No Service
Sunday Service Level
Labor Day
No Service
Sunday Service Level
Additional CAT Service
RouteService Improvement
2- Falls of NeuseAdd 30 minute WEEKDAY service in the mid-day.
7- South SaundersAdd 15 minute WEEKDAY service in the peak period.
15- WakeMedAdd one partial trip to existing service to bring service back downtown.

For more information regarding 2015 CAT Service Improvements contact David Walker, Transit Planner, david.walker@raleighnc.gov or call 919-996-3942.

NCDOT 40/440 Rebuild Project "Fortify" Information

The project, formerly known as “Crawleigh”, is moving forward with a new name: FORTIFY.

Fortify is not just about rebuilding a road, it’s also about fortifying a community. Enhancing the mobility of our region creates greater opportunities for our citizens – access to jobs, healthcare, education, and the people and places that make our community great. Strong partnerships and community collaboration will help reduce the impact to those who live in, work in, and pass through the capital city during construction.

Our project to fortify two of the Triangle’s busiest roads begins this week, and we want to make sure you know what to expect while construction is under way on this major roadway rebuild project and understand how to get the latest information quickly and easily.

What is Fortify?

The Fortify project involves removing and replacing an 11.5-mile stretch of I-40 and I-440 to address immediate safety concerns. The 30-year-old pavement is cracking and crumbling because of a chemical reaction, called ASR, happening in the road. The reaction is triggered by water mixing with a substance that was used in paving several decades ago.

In addition to rebuilding the road, crews will extend two miles of auxiliary lanes to help manage additional traffic. They will also rehabilitate 14 bridges within the project zone to extend their life by many years.

Project Timeline

The first stage, rebuilding I-440, begins this fall. Crews will replace the section from the I-40/U.S. 64/I-440 interchange, known as “the 40 split,” to just north of the U.S. 64/264 Knightdale Bypass.

• Week of October 28: Nighttime lane closures begin for prep work

• Early December: Daytime lane closures begin

Stage two, daytime lane closures for rebuilding I-40, is scheduled to begin by late 2014, when crews will replace the pavement from U.S. 1/64 all the way to the I-40 split.

The entire projected is scheduled to wrap up by Fall 2016.

Impact to Drivers

More than 100,000 cars travel on the weakened sections of 40 and 440 every day, so the $130 million project is going to impact drivers significantly.

NCDOT is taking steps to minimize that impact, including making a $12 million investment in additional transit, and working with the contractor to keep three lanes open in both directions on I-40 during the majority of construction.

Tools to Keep You Informed

www.fortifync.com The Fortify website, which was built by NCDOT’s Web Services Team, is your one-stop shop for all project-related information. It features maps, details on where to catch alternate transit options and links to live traffic cameras through a partnership with WRAL News. There is even a top 40 playlist of jams to help you through the traffic.

Facebook – We’ve launched a Fortify Facebook page where we’ll share updates on traffic flow and project progress daily, post photos and videos, and engage in conversation with our followers.

Twitter – The project Twitter feed, @FortifyNC, will offer real-time travel information any time of day or night. They're in the process of linking the Twitter feed with TIMS, so whenever an incident occurs within the project area, you’ll get an instant alert on your computer or mobile device. It’s a great way to “know before you go!”

Tumblr – They’ve also created the department’s first Tumblr site, which offers a way to keep up with all online content and conversations about the project in one simple location.

NCDOT is committed to keeping drivers informed every step of the way throughout this massive project to fortify not just a road but the community, as well. For more information on Fortify, visit www.fortifync.com.

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