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RBC event could cause major traffic delays Wednesday

Posted September 7, 2010
Updated September 8, 2010

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— Commuters beware – a high-profile business seminar at the RBC Center on Wednesday is expected to cause some major traffic delays.

About 18,000 people are expected to attend the "Get Motivated Business Seminar" featuring motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Steve Forbes, president and chief executive of Forbes Inc.

Parking lots open at 5:30 a.m. and doors open at 6:45 a.m. The seminar begins at 8 a.m. and wraps up at 4:45 p.m. Parking will cost $10, Raleigh police said. Exact change is preferred.

rbc traffic Traffic expected near RBC Center Wednesday

Traffic is expected to be heavy on Edwards Mill Road, Wade Avenue, Trinity Road, Blue Ridge Road, Interstate 40 and the Interstate 440 Beltline.

The exit ramp from eastbound Wade Avenue to Blue Ridge Road is expected to be closed from 7:15 until 8:15 a.m. and from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m.

Drivers from north Raleigh and U.S. Highway 64 traveling towards RTP, Durham and points west of the Triangle should consider using I-540 or Glenwood Avenue (U.S. Highway 70) as alternate routes. Six Forks Road can also be used to take I-540 to I-40.

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  • Th3 Postm4n Sep 9, 2010

    "I must be missing something - nowhere in the story do they blame RBC for higher-than-normal traffic volumes. They seem to just be making the public aware that there is an all-day event at the arena, with about 18,000 more people in the area than on an average day."

    Yeah, you did. You missed the headline, I agree I shouldn't have said article, I should have said headline.

    "RBC event could cause major traffic delays Wednesday"

  • Realthoughts Sep 8, 2010

    @EverythingTicksMeOff..

    Just an update for you, Everything. I went to this event toady and all-and-all it was a good experience. No body was walking down the isle trying to sell you stuff and I didn't leave we a twisted arm. It was great to hear the speakers and what they had to say, especially ones like Zig and General Powell.

    I left fine with my checking account and credit card in-tack. I wasn't brain washed either or left feeling that I can save the world.

    So despite your earlier negative comments, I found the event to be an overall good experience!

  • Ouroboros Sep 8, 2010

    You wanna motivate me?
    Get outta town~!~

  • corey3rd Sep 8, 2010

    how about charging people as they leave the lot?

  • The Fox Sep 8, 2010

    [I thought Zig Zigler made his fortune marketing rolling papers]No. That was his younger brother, Zag.

  • Mugu Sep 8, 2010

    This is a joke, all they are doing is trying to get you to buy something.

  • Iworkforaliving Sep 8, 2010

    I apologize, I should have asked if that statement was directed at me before going off on a childish rant.
    btw, I was at work this morning before 7 just to make sure I avoided this mess. Was just making an observation on the difference I noticed with and without police present.

  • superman Sep 8, 2010

    The only people who are getting rich are the people giving the speeches. If it is too good to be true-- it probably isn't. My dad use to tell me that "the best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your on elbow" How do people think they can listen to a couple people and become rich?

  • iworkandpaytaxes Sep 8, 2010

    Those seminars are nothing but a sales pitch for stock software. 18,000 sheep.

  • Iworkforaliving Sep 8, 2010

    ok, cary whiner, what purpose did the police serve this morning?
    And nowhere in my statement did I claim I was that important. typical cary snob.

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