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Last Modified: July 23, 2014

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O/B- Outbound
I/B- Inbound
MSS- Moore Square Station
RCC- Raleigh Convention Center

Detours: Thursday, July 24- Saturday, July 26- NC State Fireman's Expo

R-LINE Detour: NC State Fireman's Association Expo Event
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am
until Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Street Closures – West Cabarrus Street will be closed between McDowell Street and Salisbury Street from 8:00 am July 24th until 5:00 pm July 26th for the NC State Fireman’s Association Expo Event.

Detour - From Cabarrus Street, LEFT on McDowell Street, RIGHT Davie Street, RIGHT on Salisbury Street, resume route.

NO MISSED STOPS

Detours: Saturday, July 26- Raleigh's Finest 5K

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Raleigh’s Finest 5K Road Race
7:30 am – 10:30 am


Note:
There is a parade following the road race.

RACE ROUTE – The runners will assemble in the 500 block of Salisbury Street. At 8:00 am, they will proceed south on Salisbury St., right onto MLK Blvd., right onto Boylan Ave., left on South St., right on Cabarrus St., right on Lenoir St., left on Florence St., left on Cabarrus St., right on Boylan Ave., right on Hargett St., right on Dawson St., left on Martin St., right on Salisbury St. to start/finish line.

#2 – FALLS OF NEUSE
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

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

#4 – REX HOSPITAL
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#6 – CRABTREE
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#7 – SOUTH SAUNDERS
O/B – From Blount St., RIGHT on Hoke St., cross RR tracks to S. Blount St., RIGHT on City Farm Road, LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Fayetteville St., LEFT on Maywood Ave., LEFT on S. Saunders St., resume route.
I/B – From McDowell St., exit off onto MLK Blvd. exit, RIGHT on MLK Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#8 – NORTHCLIFT
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Edenton St., RIGHT on Harrington St., resume route.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#10 – LONGVIEW
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#11 – AVENT FERRY
O/B – From Hargett St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Edenton St., to Hillsborough St., take roundabout at NCSU Bell Tower to Pullen Road, RIGHT on Dunn Ave., resume route.
I/B – From Western Blvd./MLK Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#12 – METHOD
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Salisbury St., LEFT on Morgan 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 – WAKEMED
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Edenton St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#16 – OBERLIN ROAD
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Morgan 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. YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR PERMISSION BY RPD TO CROSS OVER SALISBURY ST.

R – LINE
From Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., LEFT on Martin St., resume route back around the park up to Wilmington St. NOTE: The RCC & southern half of the route will not be serviced during the race.

Detours: Saturday, July 26- NC Fireman's Assoc. Parade

NC Fireman’s Association Parade
Saturday, 7-26-14
Parade detours begin at 10:30 am until 1:00 pm.

NOTE: There is a Road Race prior to the parade from 7:30am – 10:30 am, check for other detours.

Street Closures - The parade will begin assembling at 10:15 am along the 00 through 300 blocks of North Salisbury Street up to Lane St., as well as the 100 blocks of Hillsborough Street and W. Morgan St. At 12:00 pm, they will begin the parade at the intersection of Morgan and Salisbury Street. The will proceed east on Morgan to Fayetteville Street, right on Fayetteville, right on Davie St., left onto Salisbury St., down to Lenoir Street where they will disassemble.

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

# 3 – Glascock
O/B – NONE.
I/B – Take Blount St. straight in, 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 Hillsborough St., RIGHT on Dawson St., LEFT on South St., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

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

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

#12 – Method
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Peace 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 – WakeMed
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., RIGHT on Dawson St., LEFT on South St., LEFT on Wilmington 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 .

R-LINE – Cabarrus Street will be closed from McDowell St. to Salisbuy St. at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 24th until 5:00 pm on July 26th. Salisbury Street closing at 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Detour from 8:00 am until 10:00 am – Remain on Morgan St., RIGHT on Blount St., LEFT on Martin St., resume route back around the park up to Wilmington St. NOTE: The RCC & southern half of the route will not be serviced during the race.

Detour from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm - From Dawson St., LEFT on South St. back to Memorial Auditorium. Use Memorial Auditorium as the RCC time point.

Detour from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm - From Cabarrus St., LEFT on McDowell St., RIGHT on Davie St., RIGHT on Salisbury down to RCC, resume route.

Capital Area Transit Fare Increase

Capital Area Transit (CAT) has worked to keep bus fares constant for the past 8-9 years. During that time, costs to operate bus services have risen due to inflation, and customer fares have not kept pace. To close this growing gap, the Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) has approved a fare increase for Capital Area Transit.

The increase will be implemented in two phases, the first in Fall 2014 [Effective Date TBD] and then the second increase in Fall 2016. These increases will allow CAT to keep pace with inflation and continue to make improvements to bus services and facilities.

A Fare Equity Analysis has been prepared under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that reviews how the proposed transit fare changes may affect minority and low-income populations. The Raleigh Transit Authority will determine an effective date at their July/August meeting. Details of the fare increases are listed below.

FARE TYPECURRENT20142016
Cash Fare$1.00$1.25$1.50
Day Pass$2.00$2.50$3.00
7- Day Pass*N/A$12.00$14.50
31- Day Pass$36.00$45.00$54.00
Local Paratransit Services$2.00$2.50$3.00
$25 Stored Value Card$20.00$20.00$20.00

*7- Day Pass to replace the 5-Day Pass.

DISCOUNTED FARES:

  • 50% Discount with Approved ID:
    • Persons with Disabilities
    • Youth Ages 13-18
  • Fare Free
    • Youth Ages 12 and Under (with Approved ID if needed)
    • Seniors 65+ with Approved ID


For more information on the Local CAT or Regional Triangle Transit Fare Increase, visit gotriangle.org/fareincrease or call 919-485-7433.

2014 CAT Summer Holiday Operation Schedule

All CAT and TTA Routes will NOT operate on the following days:

  • Monday, September 4- Labor Day

CAT Route 40X- Wake Tech Express 2014 Summer Schedule

Wake Tech will be CLOSED and Route 40X will NOT operate on the following days:
Monday, September 1 - Labor Day

Route 40X will operate on a Modified Schedule on the following days:
Wednesday, July 30 - Friday, August 15

Route 40X will operate on a Regular Schedule Monday through Thursday ONLY*:
Monday, May 19 - Tuesday, July 29

*No Friday Service

Downtown Bus Facilities Master Plan Survey Available

The City of Raleigh is soliciting public comment in an Online Survey involving plans for new and renovated Downtown Transit Facilities. The projects involve two phases, one associated with the Union Station Multi-Modal Facility, and the other for improvements to the Moore Square Transit Station.

The City and a team of designers has identified priorities for both the new Union Station Facility and renovated Moore Square Transit Station. These priorities are summarized under four main headings.

Downtown Bus Transit Facilities should be:

Accessible – Stations should be well connected to transit opportunities, key destinations, and major trip generators.

Active – The Station should be a vibrant place with uses serving transit riders, visitors, local residents and employees alike.

Comfortable – A station and its surrounding streets and other public space should be a safe and welcoming place to transit riders, neighborhood residents, and local employees.

Legible – The station should be identifiable and inviting, a place that people recognize and hold an image of in their minds.

Results of the survey will assist the project team in developing the short and long-term transit program for Downtown Raleigh.

For more information about the Downtown Bus Facilities Master Plan, visit raleighnc.gov/transit, email Gil Johnson, Project Manager, or call him at 919-744-9363.

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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