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TRTC Now Enrolled in AmazonSmile Program

Users at Pittard Sears fountain

We were recently added to the AmazonSmile program. Under this program Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Triangle Rails to Trails whenever you connect to Amazon by clicking here or on the icon on the lower left portion of this page. You can bookmark this link in your browser(s) for use in future purchases. We'll be using the proceeds from this program for routine expenses such as the water bills and annual maintenance on the water fountain at Pittard Sears and for the liability insurance we carry to cover volunteers participating in our workdays.

New Parking Area At Scott King Road

Construction of new parking lot at Scott King

Earlier in July, City of Durham contractors broke ground to construct a new lot on the east side of the ATT just south of Scott King. The initial funding for this lot was authorized in 2014 and after the initial bids received in 2016 the City had to allocate additional funds to support a second bidding cycle. Site plans call for parking for ~20 cars and 3 horse trailers. Vehicle access to this lot will be via the Duke Energy substation access just east of the trail. There is no hard date for completion but mid-Fall seems a good estimate.

Fountain is Closed for the Winter at Pittard Sears

Fountain at Pittard Sears parking area.

To protect the numerous delicate parts in our fountain, we shut it down in late November. Weather permitting, we'll re-open it in late March.

2017 Letter from TRTC

We've been fairly active again this year so wanted give all our trail supporters a brief re-cap of what we did and some of our plans for 2018. Click on this link to open the 2017 LETTER

Work on Improvements at Pittard Sears Trailhead

Finishing Culvert Install at Pittard Sears

NC DOT is requiring TRTC to make a number of upgrades to bring the parking and fountain area and the connection trail into compliance with Federal and State disability rules.
Starting on September 27th, we moved over 10 cubic yards of crushed aggregates from the parking area at Pittard Sears Road about 175' to cover a 20 foot long plastic culvert on the west side of the ATT. A few volunteers came out on the 29th and 30th and allowed us to finish by noon on the 30th. In 2018 this culvert will be part of a new connector trail with a hard surface we'll be putting in to bring this facility into compliance with Federal and State disability rules. This surface has not been compacted and can be expected to settle and harden over the next 6 months.

Request for Public Support--Triangle Bikeway

HELP Support a bikeway along I-40 connecting the Trenton Road Greenway to the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and many other places in the area.

Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson was successful in adding the "Triangle Bikeway" along I-40 to a list of projects to be evaluated for funding under CAMPO's request to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the regional transportation organization serving Wake, Franklyn, Granville, Harnett, and Johnston Counties.
There are more projects on the list than available funding. So, the list of projects will be prioritized. The prioritization will be determined, in part, by public comments received during the public comment period that ends Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
The Triangle Bikeway would connect the Trenton Road greenway to the RTP. This missing link would enable bike and pedestrian connections from Raleigh, Cary, and Morrisville to the RTP. It will also enable connections to many of the area’s major greenways, including: Black Creek, Reedy Creek, House Creek, Rocky Branch, Walnut Creek, American Tobacco Trail, Crabtree Creek, and the Neuse Greenways, which then allows connections to the regional/national East Coast Greenway, NC 2 (Mountains to Sea Trail), and US 1 (Carolina Connection) bike routes.
Please email your public comments in support of the "WK1. Triangle Bikeway" project receiving a high priority ranking for funding to alex.rickard@campo-nc.us by Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (their meeting is September 20).

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