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Last Modified: April 17, 2014

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Detours: Friday, Apr 18- Sunday, Apr 20- Wilmington Street Closure

Friday, 4-18-14 through Sunday, 4-20-14
Street Closure – All Carolina Crane
Wilmington St. between Lenoir & Cabarrus Streets
8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Closure – Wilmington Street between Lenoir Street and Cabarrus Streets will be CLOSED to all through traffic from 8:00 am through 10:00 pm for crane work on Wilmington St.

#5 – Biltmore Hills
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lenoir St., RIGHT on Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., resume route to MSS.

#22 – State Street
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lenoir St., RIGHT on Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., resume route to MSS.

R-Line
From South St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., resume route. (SEE ALSO, detours for Saturday SPCA walk. Portions of Martin Street and Person Street will be closed.)

Detours: Saturday, Apr 19- Memorial 5K Road Race

Saturday, 4/19/14
Memorial 5K Road Race
7:00 am – 10:00 am

Street Closure - The 100 block of Lane Street will close at 7:00 am. At 8:00 am, the runners will proceed east on Lane St., left on Person St., merge onto Wake Forest Road, left on Courtland, left on Mordecai, right on Chestnut, right on Courtland, left on Mulberry, left on Marshall, left on Poplar, right on Mordecai, right on Delway, merge onto Blount, right on Lane to the start/finish line.

#1 Capital Blvd. (Detour begins at 7:45 am)
O/B – From Wilmington St., LEFT onto Peace St., RIGHT onto Capital Blvd., resume regular route.
I/B – From Capital Blvd. stay straight into downtown on Dawson St., LEFT onto Morgan St., RIGHT onto Blount St., resume regular route.

#3 Glascock (Detour begins at 7:45 am)
O/B – From Wilmington St., RIGHT on Morgan St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Oakwood Ave., LEFT on State St., RIGHT on Glascock St., resume regular route.
I/B – From Glascock St., LEFT on State St., RIGHT on Oakwood Ave., LEFT on Bloodworth St., RIGHT on Edenton St., LEFTon Salisbury St., to MSS.

#10 Longview (Detour begins at 7:00 am)
O/B – NONE.
I/B – From Lane St., LEFT on Bloodworth, RIGHT on Edenton St., LEFT on Salisbury St., to MSS.

Detours: Saturday, Apr 19- SPCA K9 Dog Walk

Saturday 4/19/14
SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk & ½ Senoir Dog Walk

Street Closure - The 200 block of East Martin St. between Blount and Person Streets will be closed from 6:00 am until 4:00 pm. The 200 block of S. Person Street from Martin to Hargett Streets will be closed from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The group will assemble in Moore Square Park and at 11:00 am and will proceed out of the park turning left on Martin St., left on Person St., right on New Bern Ave., right on Swain St., right on Hargett St., left on East St., right on Davie St., right on Person St., left on Martin St. back into MSS park.

#5 - Biltmore Hills & #22 State Street
Detour from 6:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on Davie St., RIGHT on East St., resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#5 - Biltmore Hills & #22 - State Street
Detour from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on South St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Lenoir St., resume route.
I/B – From Lenoir St., RIGHT on Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., RIGHT on Martin St., to MSS.

#10 – Longview – Detour from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
O/B – From Wilmington St., RIGHT on Jones St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Lane St., resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#13 Chavis Heights – detour from 6:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on Davie St., RIGHT on East St., resume route.
I/B – From Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Hargett St., resume route.

#13 – Chavis Heights – detour from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on South St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Lenoir St., resume route.
I/B – From Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., LEFT on Hargett St., resume route.

#15 – WakeMed– Detour from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
O/B – From Wilmington St., RIGHT on Jones St., RIGHT on Tarboro Road., LEFT on New Bern Ave., resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#18 - Worthdale
Detour from 6:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on Davie St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Martin St., resume route.
I/B – NONE.

#18 – Worthdale – detour from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
O/B – From Blount St., LEFT on South St., LEFT on East St., RIGHT on Lenoir St., LEFT on Rock Quarry Rd., which becomes Tarboro Road, resume route.
I/B – From New Bern Ave., stay straight, which becomes Edenton St., LEFT on Salisbury St., LEFT on Martin St. to MSS.

R-LINE -Detour from 6:00 am – 4:00 pm –
From South St., LEFT on Person St., LEFT on Cabarrus St., RIGHT on Wilmington St., resume route.
Martin St. closing at 6:00 am until 4:00 pm from Blount to Person St., AND Person Street from Martin to Hargett Streets from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. SEE also detours for Wilmington Street closure all weekend.

2014 CAT Summer Holiday Operation Schedule

Triangle Transit (TTA) and the Wake Forest Loop will NOT operation on:
Friday, April 18- Good Friday

Capital Area Transit (CAT) will operate on a Saturday Schedule on:
Monday, May 16- Memorial Day

- TTA Express Routes operated by CAT will NOT operate on Memorial Day.
- The Wake Forest Loop will NOT operate on Memorial Day.
- The R-LINE will NOT operate after 11pm on Memorial Day.

All CAT and TTA Routes will NOT operate on the following days:
Friday, July 4- Independence Day
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:
Friday, April 18 - Good Friday
Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day

Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 1 - Labor Day

Route 40X will operate on a Modified Schedule on the following days:
Thursday, May 8 - Friday, May 16
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

Public Hearing Notice: Capital Area Transit Proposed Fare Increase

The Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) is proposing fare increases to transit services provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Programs. Fares are proposed to be increased in two increments, the first in the 2014 and a second increase in 2016.

The RTA is soliciting comments regarding these proposed changes. A detailed summary of the fare increase proposal can be found on GoTriangle.org.

When & Where?

  • Monday, May 5, 2014
    Public Hearing to begin at 6:30 P.M.
  • City of Raleigh Municipal Building
    222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    2nd Floor, Raleigh City Council Chambers, Room 201

At the hearing, the Raleigh Transit Authority will provide an opportunity for citizens, private transportation providers and interested agencies to comment on the proposed fare increase. To be included as part of the Public Hearing record, all comments must be received no later than Monday, May 5, 2014.

FARE TYPE (Local)
CURRENT
2014
2016
Cash Fare
$1.00
$1.25
$1.50
2-Trip Pass (Pack of 11)
$9.00
$11.25
$13.50
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
$2.00
$2.50
$3.00
$25 Stored Value
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00

Discounted Fares- 50% for Disabled, Seniors (65 and older) and Youth (ages 6-18). Children 5 and younger ride free.

*The local and regional 5-Day Passes are proposed to be discontinued.

FOR MORE INFO:
CALL 919-996-3942 or visit www.gotriangle.org.

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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