New Tryon Road Bridge Opens This Weekend

Tryon Road Project

Tryon Road Project

On Febraury 27th the Renaissance Park Neighborhood Association hosted a panel discussion on the future of Tryon Road where the NCDOT announced the opening of the new bridge by March 6, 2016. After years of advocating for the updated road we’re finally getting to see the beginning of the transition away from the Garner Death Curve and to a safer and more modern access through Southwest Raleigh. Continue reading

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NCDOT Closes Trailwood Drive Bridge

20160214_173241On Friday, February 12, residents in the Trailwood and Lineberry neighborhoods, as well as commuters, noticed street closing and detour signs on Trailwood Drive indicating that through traffic over the bridge would be re-routed to Gorman Street.

Trailwood Drive now joins Lake Dam Road as another on the list of Southwest Raleigh bridges closed for safety concerns. As far as we know, Lake Dam Road is not funded for repair. The bridge at Trailwood Drive was scheduled for replacement in spring of 2016 anyway, the early closure was deemed necessary as a structural issue was found during a safety inspection.

Update: A City of Raleigh official contacted me to let us know that Lake Dam bridge has been fully funded for replacement, but we do not have a schedule at this time.

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Blue Grass at Live & Local on Hillsborough Street

blue_grassLive It Up! Hillsborough Street has added a free concert at the Louise Stephenson Amphitheatre at the Raleigh Rose Garden on Saturday, September 26 to their already busy weekend of Live & Local: Bluegrass. The event will feature The Shady Grove Band, an internationally recognized quartet from Chapel Hill, and the bluegrass gospel group Damascus Ridge. Continue reading

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Packapalooza 2015 in Pictures

20150822_180712I took the family to explore another Packapalooza—an event that closes off the major portions of Hillsborough Street to welcome back students and invite the surrounding communities to see the latest an greatest NC State has to offer. Students can checkout clubs and other social opportunities while there are games, food, and entertainment for all. Continue reading

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Packapalooza returns to Hillsborough Street

Guest post by David Dean

00018Thousands of students, fans, and alumni of NC State are expected to cram Hillsborough Street for the fourth annual Packapalooza block party. The family-friendly and free event will be held on Saturday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hillsborough Street will be filled with more than 200 vendors in zones focusing on art, sustainability, college life, and autograph signings by the NC State men’s basketball and football teams, among others. Continue reading

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Second Annual Women for Success Lift Benefit

Guest post by Meredith Archie

WFS-logo-tealCome out and have a great time while donating to a worthy cause at the Women for Success Lift Benefit!  The second annual Lift Benefit will raise money for Dress for Success Triangle to help “lift” local women out of poverty and into self-sufficiency by providing them the clothing, resources, and training they need to gain and maintain employment. Continue reading

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Wake County Transit Choices Report & Survey

wake_county_transitAt the beginning of January, the City of Raleigh appointed me to a 70+ person task force to review the Wake County Transit Plan. I’d like to share some important information that will help shape the future of transit in Wake County that warrants your attention.

If you take one action as a result of this post, please take the Transit Choices survey. Want more details about the planning? Continue on… Continue reading

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Fortify Raleigh Phase 2 Has Started

go_triangleOn January 1, 2015 phase two of the NCDOT Fortify Raleigh project began, impacting the section of I-40 between the I-40/440 split to the east and the US 1 and Highway 64 intersection to the west with reduced lanes in each direction. The lane closures will start in January and are planned to go through the end of 2016. Continue reading

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Turkey in the Brawl Food Truck Rodeo

GOUGE_Nov22Rebus Works and Gouge Wrestling presents: Turkey in the brawl night 1 at the Raleigh Brewing Company—A food truck rodeo with entertainment by Gouge Wrestling. Continue reading

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Fashion and Fundraising for a Good Cause

Guest post by Kaitlin Throgmorton

Activate Good's 4th Annual Couture for a Cause Fashion ShowOn November 15, Activate Good’s 6th Annual Couture for a Cause Fashion Show Fundraiser will be held at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, with all proceeds benefiting Activate Good, whose mission is to activate volunteers to help charitable causes in our local community. For the fundraiser, local designers pair with nonprofit partners to create outfits inspired by their missions. Continue reading

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