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Old 11-05-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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I still think it should have headed further south and by not doing so the DOT is doing a disservice to far southern wake cty in decades to come. I want to know why the tan route has been recently added as an option. It is barely bumping the route eastward.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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I still think it should have headed further south and by not doing so the DOT is doing a disservice to far southern wake cty in decades to come.


They made the mistake of routing the blue route directly through Holly Springs downtown. That killed it right there. I think that if they would have considered where they placed it better from the start, it may have had a chance.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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The (orange route) intersection near 401 and Donnybrook is already cleared and shows on google. Any others ready to go?
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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The (orange route) intersection near 401 and Donnybrook is already cleared and shows on google. Any others ready to go?
Not quite. . . . . .

My understanding is that this clearing was not done by NC DOT for the road. The owner of this land sold the timber rights to the property. The owner is not NC DOT.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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it cracks me up that there's 2 routes considered now, one that demolishes a bunch of homes and businesses, and one that kills some mussels... i mean im a liberal and id like to think an environmentalist, but seriously? breed them in captivity or something if it's that big a deal. they're essentially a blob of goo with a digestive tract. it's not like they're gonna kill a bunch of pandas or gorillas....
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Angry Tan Route

The only reason the tan route has come into existence is that the city of Raleigh doesn't want 540 to impact a proposed subdivision named Randleigh Farm that is their idea. Instead they would rather destroy established neighborhoods where people have lived for 30 or more years and brand new homes in other neighborhoods. The new route has nothing to do with bettering the design of 540 and more to do with someone making money at others expense.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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For those truly displeased with the new proposed route here is the contact info for the Turnpike Authority. Other routes have been dropped due to public outcry, please let your voice be heard.

Christy Shumate, AICP
1578 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1578

Project Hotline: (800) 554-7849
southeast@ncturnpike.org
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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For those truly displeased with the new proposed route here is the contact info for the Turnpike Authority. Other routes have been dropped due to public outcry, please let your voice be heard.

Christy Shumate, AICP
1578 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1578

Project Hotline: (800) 554-7849
southeast@ncturnpike.org
For Garner residents . . . . . . and others that are not necessarily Garner residents, but live along the RED route and want to speak out. . . . there is a Garner "town hall" meeting at the Garner Historic Auditorium, 742 West Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529. Date/time: Wednesday 17th, 7:00 PM. The place seats 471 people.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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For Garner residents . . . . . . and others that are not necessarily Garner residents, but live along the RED route and want to speak out. . . . there is a Garner "town hall" meeting at the Garner Historic Auditorium, 742 West Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529. Date/time: Wednesday 17th, 7:00 PM. The place seats 471 people.
Just a reminder that this meeting is tomorrow night. I encourage all Garner residents and people along the proposed RED route to attend and voice your displeasure with this route. My goal is to kill it because it cuts right across my driveway.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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*Supposedly* they are using the first camera based toll system, that will take images of your license plate and send you a bill in the mail. I'm assuming that you'll be able to pay it on a website once you've received your $.50-$90.00 bill for the month...If this is the case, put those cameras on the northern side of 540 to pay for the southern side... then they can put them on the southern side to "expedite the process" of paying off the road... after that, they'll end up leaving them up so that they can fill Bev's piggy bank.
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