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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).

The Indy 2017 winner for best place to run: The ATT

Runners on the ATT

For more on this see the recent Indy listings of the "best of" facilities around the Triangle area: https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/best-of-the-triangle-2017-voting-resul...

End of the Year Message from TRTC

We've been active on some trail safety projects and continued our efforts to provide up to date ATT maps and amenities such as our fountain at Pittard Sears and Porta Jon at Scott King. We hope you appreciate these efforts. Give us a wave when you see our volunteers doing maintenance on the ATT. Please take a few minutes to see what we have done this year and our plans for 2017 in this 2016 MESSAGE

Our Fountain at Pittard Sears Road Closed for the Winter

Fountain at Pittard Sears wrapped up for the winter.

Much colder weather is in the forecast so we shut off and drained the fountain on December 2nd. These newer fountains use lots of plastic parts that are proprietary, quite expensive and easily damaged by a hard freeze. We'll re-open it for the new season in late March. Although the fountains at New Hope Church Road are also closed for the winter, the restrooms there remain open and water from the sinks is still available.

Safety Improvements for O'Kelly Chapel Crossing

Signs installed on the ATT at O'Kelly Chapel Road in 2016

During 2016 TRTC has continued efforts to improve the safety at the very busy crossing at O'Kelly Chapel Road. In mid-May our funding resulted in the installation of 3 new signs at each side of the crossing to better alert trail users of actions required as they approach this road. (see image) The Town of Cary funded identical signs for the crossing at New Hope Church Road. In August our long-term advocacy with NC DOT resulted in a lowering of the enforceable speed limit from 50 to 45 mph. As a result of this change and the added pedestrian signs installed in 2015, there are indications that through traffic may have slowed somewhat and more motorists are slowing or stopping as they pass through this crossing. DOT has also indicated they will be installing center line rumble strips at this crossing later this Fall.
We are still working with the Chatham County Commissioners to obtain funding for the installation of user-activated signal lights at O'Kelly. These would be large (~12" in diameter), amber lights similar to those used at school crossings which would flash only when activated by a trail user. Over the past year the Commissioners have indicated support for this improvement and are expected to decide on Bike/Ped projects to be funded at their December meeting.

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