Stop I-40 Crossover Accidents in Wake County

As many of you know, my friend and colleague George Smith was killed on June 4 when a vehicle crossed over the unprotected median of I-40 in Wake County. Last week, a similar crossover accident occurred – less than 5 miles from the original scene, also on the westbound lanes of I-40. Please sign the […]

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George Smith – We Will Not Forget You

One week ago today, an unthinkable chain of events occurred. I left for work, as usual, out of our subdivision and onto I-40 West. Before leaving, I ran back into the house looking for my gym clothes and the XM Radio that arrived the Friday before. As a result, I was running about 5 minutes […]

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Two Days in a Row!

Today there was another accident in almost the same place as yesterday’s (just before Wade Ave)! No news coverage on this one (aside from the traffic reports). Total accidents since 10/13/05: 2

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I Made the News!

I was featured in this Sunday’s Raleigh News & Observer! There was a section about a proposed commuter train in the Triangle. Feel free to read the article. The more publicity regarding commuter feedback, especially on I-40, the better!

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Another Accident on I-40

I am going to start keeping a tally of all publicized accidents on the I-40 segment from Wade Ave to US1/64. Since the NCDOT doesn’t see the widening of I-40 in this area as a priority, I thought it would be good to show what their negligence is causing. Here is today’s (courtesy of WRAL.com)… […]

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I-40 Widening Shot Down (Officially)

The finalized 2006-2012 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) was released yesterday. Link No surprise…the I-40 widening was shot down, and is only programmed for construction in “post years”, meaning “some time after 2012”. What an outrage! The thing that really gets me is that they had the nerve to put in the following statement at the […]

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Message to NCDOT

Below is the message that I sent to the NCDOT regarding the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Hopefully, they get the message since neither of the division representatives responded to my direct email. Hello, I am writing to express my opinion regarding TIP Number I-4744, which relates to the widening of I-40 in Wake County from […]

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Raleigh City Council Meeting

Today I learned that there would be a meeting held at Raleigh city Hall to discuss which Raleigh road projects should be given priority to present to the NC DOT. Despite needing to go to the gym, I thought it was important to voice my concerns at this discussion. Luckily, I was able to go […]

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I-40 Widening

As anyone in the Raleigh area knows, traffic problems along I-40 in Wake County continue to multiply as our area experiences continued rapid population growth. It is therefore disturbing that the DOT plans to cut approximately $300 million from our region’s highway budget in its 2006-2012 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Projects such as the I-40 […]

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