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Old 10-16-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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newsobserver.com | Here's the 'bad news' about Leesville Road (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/growth/traffic/story/738442.html - broken link)
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Have you ever driven into Raleigh on I-40W from the Clayton/Garner area in the morning??? That's HIGH TRAFFIC!!!
Leesville Rd. isn't just limited to the north (outer) side of I-540. I live off Leesville Rd. just inside of I-540 and I never have any trouble with morning/evening traffic. From where I live, there are multiple access routes to Hwy 70, I-540 and North Raleigh.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Traffic on Leesville inside I-540 isn't generally too bad - in spite of the lack of traffic light synchronization at Leesville/540 and Leesville/Strickland.

Traffic north of 540 on Leesville is a nightmare in the morning. There’s been a vast increase in residential development in that area, as well as a large group of commuters using Leesville as a back way into RTP – to escape the congestion on 540.

The straw that breaks the camels back is the traffic dropping of kids at the Catholic school. It turns into absolute gridlock. The person quoted in the newspaper is not exaggerating when he says it can take 15 min. to get from Harrington Grove to the entrance to 540.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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I had an interest in the Hawthone neighborhood up that way, but after a test commute one morning recently, I decided there was no way I'd move there. It really wasn't going to save me much time compared to my current commute from Falls River to RTP. Norwood to Leesville to 540 was a total mess!
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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In my experience, timing is everything. Even five or ten minutes either way and you can experience very different levels of traffic. Once you figure out where the "lulls" are, you can plan accordingly.

The Norwood area has seen a boom in housing. An interchange on 540 at Ray Rd. could have taken care of that
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:32 PM
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I had an interest in the Hawthone neighborhood up that way, but after a test commute one morning recently, I decided there was no way I'd move there. It really wasn't going to save me much time compared to my current commute from Falls River to RTP. Norwood to Leesville to 540 was a total mess!
This is too late to help you out, but maybe others thinking of the area. An alternative route to RTP which should be quicker is to take Victory Church Rd. (changes to Kemp in Durham County) to Carpenters Pond Rd. You can then take Carpenters Pond to Leesville, and Leesville to US-70 near the Page Road extension. Commute time to RTP should be under 20 minutes using this route.
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