Runners To Get First Look At Triangle Expressway

Before it opens to four-wheel traffic, the Triangle Expressway is opening to a lot of two-legged traffic.

The N.C. Turnpike Authority has scheduled the Triangle Expressway Trot on Sunday. It's being touted as a 5K run/walk and Family Fun Day. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the official partner of the race.

Runners and walkers will get to see the newly constructed Triangle Parkway portion of the Triangle Expressway, North Carolina's first modern toll road. It starts near the intersection of Hopson Road and Davis Drive in Research Triangle Park.

The first phase of the Triangle Expressway, known as the Triangle Parkway, is scheduled to open to traffic in December. Tolls will be collected electronically, eliminating the need for toll booths.

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  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Nov 20, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    Toll roads ok by me. I grew up in florida and have to say that tool roads save the day every time. They look cleaner and nicer than any government DOT road I have ever seen. Well built and landscaped. Best of all, it pays for itself on the backs of those who use it. That is something just about everyone should agree to support.
  • by My! Oh! My! Location: Pitt County on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    Uh oh! I hope this isn't the same company that is contracted to toll one of the floating bridges up in Seattle. If it is, prepare for mucho problems, Turnpike Authority!
  • by Yeah, a toll road in NC on Nov 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM
    Raleigh has offically joined Florida in become a vacation land for the Yankee mentality.
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      by uh on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM in reply to Yeah, a toll road in NC
      Just curious, what is the Yankee mentality?
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      by Bubba on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Yeah, a toll road in NC
      Yankee mentality = common sense and an IQ of greater than 85 that typifies the southern mentality

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