Most Garner residents at the Wake Transit information session said they wanted a commuter rail to come through Garner. So town officials and area professionals like Go Triangle, CAMPO, the Regional Transit Alliance, and Wake County planning officials talked about it.
Under a North Carolina Senate proposal for swaps of public land worth more than $100 million, Umstead State Park would annex Wake County’s park and bike trails at Lake Crabtree. The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority would take title to prime state acreage in West Raleigh – with the right to develop or sell it.
Construction crews rebuilding Raleigh’s southern Beltline are scheduled Friday night to start pushing traffic into three outside lanes in each direction on Interstate 40. The first lane shifts will be on westbound I-40, starting at Lake Wheeler Road. Traffic backups are expected Friday night when I-40 is reduced to two lanes at 9 p.m. and one lane about 11 p.m.
Construction will start next year on a $159.6 million contract, awarded this week to Barnhill Contracting of Tarboro, to build a 12.4-mile Greenville Bypass that will take U.S. 264 south and west of Greenville and Winterville in Pitt County.
For you law enforcement officers who rely on color-coded stickers to spot expired car registrations from a distance, the Division of Motor Vehicles is about to make you look more closely. DMV says it will end the system of putting two stickers on each license plate – one for the registration renewal month, and one for the year.
Beaming in his sailor’s white uniform and cap Monday evening, Dale States was applauded by 1,000 guests at a Memorial Day service on the deck of the USS North Carolina – the deck he scrubbed as a Navy seaman in World War II.
Fill your tanks and fasten your seat belts for a very busy Memorial Day weekend on the road. The AAA Carolinas motor club predicts that a little more than 1 million North Carolinians will hit the highway for the first big weekend of the summer vacation season.
New rounds of public meetings are scheduled across Wake County from this week through July for county residents to learn about four scenarios for future investments in trains and buses for a public transit network.
With the closing Friday night of a second exit ramp at the South Saunders Street interchange on Interstate 40, drivers are feeling more of the effects of Beltline construction expected to soon start causing chronic, widespread traffic congestion that will continue until late 2016.