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Triangle Expressway - first piece now open

I'll get to drive the new highway on Saturday, but my wife already has. And she called me right away to taunt me about it too. :-p

But she also had a good suggestion. Because of the typical backups at NC 147 and I-40, she noted that taking NC 147 to NC 540 to I-40 as a good alternative when traffic is backed up in I-40 through RTP, even with the tolls.

She might be on to something, your thoughts?

As noted I will take the new road tomorrow, I'll grab some photos and try to get them up by Sunday if not sooner!

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Unknown said…
I'm already thinking of the same idea. Actually, for me getting to/from RDU quickly and reliably can be important, especially for late-afternoon flights near rush hour. (Got stranded by Triangle Transit at the RTC last week and almost missed a 5pm flight.)

Living in downtown Durham, I'm likely to now take 147 --> NC 540 --> RDU anytime there's peak traffic. Plus, my wife's commute to work at Davis/Hopson just became about 8 minutes faster based on time tests yesterday.

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