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Last updated Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:15 am

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I/B- Inbound
E/B- Eastbound
W/B- Westbound
MSS- Moore Square Station
RCC- Raleigh Convention Center

Detours: Saturday, Nov. 1 | LUNGe Forward 5K Fundraising Walk

Saturday, 11/1/14
LUNGe Forward 5K Fundraising Walk
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Street Closure - The walkers will assemble on the property of North Hills Shopping Center in the lot by Harris Teeter. At 9:30 am, the group will go right on Cardinal at North Hills St., left on Church at North Hills St., right on St. Albans Drive, right on Benson Drive, turnaround prior to Navaho Dr., left on St. Albans Drive, make u-turn before Market at North Hills, right on Church at North Hills St., right on Cardinal at North hills St., to start/finish line.

#24L North Crosstown Link
O/B – From North Hills Mall, RIGHT on Six Forks Road south, LEFT on Wake Forest Road, RIGHT onto New Hope Church Road, resume route.

Detours: Sunday, Nov. 2 | City of Oaks Marathon Road Race

Sunday, November 2, 2014
City of Oaks Marathon Road Race
6:45 am – 1:00 pm

Race Route - The race will start on Hillsborough St. at the Bell Tower St., heading downtown, right on Ashe Ave., left on westbound side of Western Blvd., left on Wilmington St., left on South St., left on Salisbury St., right on MLK Blvd., right on Boylan Ave., right on Morgan St., right on Dawson St., left on Martin St., left on Fayetteville St., right on Morgan St., left on Wilmington St., loop around to Salisbury St., right on Hillsborough St., right on Glenwood Ave., left on Peace St., to Clark Ave., right on Brooks Ave., left on O’Berry St., left on Dixie Trail, right on Clark Ave., right on Faircloth St., enter greenway from Faircloth/Hillsborough St. After the greenway portion, upon return, exit from greenway onto Hillsborough St., right onto Hillsborough u-turn on Hillsborough between Beryl Road and the beltline, return down Hillsborough Street to start/finish line.

#1 – Capital Blvd. (ONLY for 8:15 & 9:15 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT on Hargett St., LEFT on Person Street, resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#2 – Falls of Neuse (ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT onto Hargett St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT onto Peace St., RIGHT onto Capital Blvd., resume outbound route.
I/B – From Capital Blvd., exit at Peace St., LEFT on Peace St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#4 Rex Hospital (ONLY for 8:15 & 9:15 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT onto Hargett St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT onto Peace St., RIGHT onto Capital Blvd., take the Wade Avenue exit to Wade Avenue, continue on Wade Avenue to Ridge Road, resume outbound route.
I/B – Once on Wade Ave. eastbound stay in right lane exit RIGHT onto inbound Capital Blvd., exit off on Peace St. exit. LEFT on Peace St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#4 Rex Hospital (FOR 9:15 am – 1:15 pm trips)
O/B – From Hillsborough Street, RIGHT on Glenwood Avenue, cross Wade Avenue Bridge, then LEFT onto Wade Avenue ramp Westbound. RIGHT on Ridge Road, resume route.
I/B – From Wade Avenue, take Glenwood Avenue exit, RIGHT onto Glenwood Avenue to Hillsborough Street, LEFT on Hillsborough Street, resume inbound route.

#5 Biltmore Hills
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lenoir St., RIGHT on Person St., LEFT on Martin St., RIGHT into MSS.

#6 – Crabtree Valley (ONLY for 8:15 & 9:15 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT onto Hargett St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT onto Peace St., RIGHT onto Capital Blvd., exit off at Wade Ave. exit, exit off Wade Ave. to Glenwood Ave., resume outbound route.
I/B – From Glenwood Ave., follow the inbound #2 route onto Wade Ave. east, take Wade Ave. to Capital Blvd. inbound, exit at Peace St., LEFT on Peace St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#7 South Saunders (ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From Blount St., RIGHT on Hoke St., crossing 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 S. Saunders St., take McDowell to MLK Blvd. exit, RIGHT on MLK Blvd., LEFT on Person St., LEFT on Martin St., to MSS.

#8 Northclift (ONLY for 7:45 & 8:45 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT onto Hargett St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT onto Peace St., RIGHT onto Capital Blvd., take the Wade Avenue exit to Wade Avenue, continue on Wade Avenue to St. Mary’s St., RIGHT on St. Mary’s St., resume outbound route.
I/B – From St. Mary’s St., LEFT on Wade Ave., eastbound stay in right lane exit RIGHT onto inbound Capital Blvd., exit off on Peace St. exit. LEFT on Peace St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#11 – Avent Ferry (ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT on Hargett St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Hoke St., crossing RR tracks to S. Blount St., RIGHT on City Farm Road, LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Fayetteville St., LEFT on Maywood Ave., cross over S. Saunders St., LEFT on Lake Wheeler Road, RIGHT on Centennial Parkway, RIGHT on Western Blvd., LEFT on Pullen Road to NCSU, resume route.
I/B – From Western Blvd., continue until it becomes MLK Blvd., LEFT on Person St., LEFT on Martin St., to MSS.

#12 - Method (ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT on Hargett St., RIGHT on Blount St., RIGHT on Hoke St., crossing RR tracks to S. Blount St., RIGHT on City Farm Road, LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Fayetteville St., LEFT on Maywood Ave., cross over S. Saunders St., LEFT on Lake Wheeler Road, RIGHT on Centennial Parkway, RIGHT on Avent Ferry Road, LEFT on Western Blvd., RIGHT on Gorman St., LEFT on Ligon St., LEFT on Method Road, resume route.
I/B – From Gorman St., RIGHT on Western Blvd., LEFT on Person St., LEFT on Martin St. to MSS.

#12 - Method (FOR 10:00 am – 1:00 pm trips)
O/B – From Hargett St., LEFT on Dawson St., RIGHT on MLK Blvd., which becomes Western Blvd., RIGHT on Gorman St., LEFT on Ligon St., LEFT on Method Road, resume route.
I/B – From Gorman St., RIGHT on Western Blvd., LEFT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#15 – WakeMed ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT on Hargett St., LEFT on Person St., RIGHT on New Bern Avenue, resume outbound route.
I/B– From Edenton St., LEFT on Blount St. RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#18 – Worthdale (ONLY for 8:15 am trip)
O/B – NONE.
I/B– From Hargett St., LEFT on Blount St. RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

#19 – Apollo Heights (ONLY for 8:00 am trip)
O/B – NONE.
I/B– From MLK Blvd., RIGHT on Person St., LEFT on Martin St. to MSS.

#31 – New Hope Commons (ONLY for 8:00 & 9:00 am trips)
O/B – From MSS, RIGHT on Hargett St., LEFT on Person Street, LEFT on Peace St., RIGHT on Halifax Street, resume route.
I/B – From Lane St., LEFT on Blount St., RIGHT on Martin St. to MSS.

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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