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Transportation on the table at public meetings

Posted August 16, 2010

Community meetings are scheduled Monday evening to discuss two transportation projects that affect travelers in North Carolina.

Residents of Northampton and Halifax counties will hear about updates planned for Interstate 95. Speakers from the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be on hand at The Centre at Halifax Community College, 200 College Drive in Weldon, from 4 to 7 p.m. to show maps and plans for the project and to answer questions.

In Raleigh, members of the Five Points neighborhood will have an opportunity to question city leaders about a proposed high-speed rail development known as "NC3." According to the meeting organizers, NC3 would require the use of eminent domain to claim a right-of-way along the current Northern Southern rail area from Peace Street to Wake Forest Road.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Aycock Street.


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  • just brian Aug 16, 2010

    Sorry "dontlike" but there are two problems with that statement.

    #1- There are scheduled to be no "at grade crossings" so what happened this morning would be impossible.

    #2- If a driver is stupid enough to try to "beat the train" after the gates have come down, the Darwin Award will be waiting on the driver. That accident this morning was the fault of a dump truck driver (many of whom think they own the roads) who was in a hurry and impatient. His fault.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Aug 16, 2010

    NC3 is dangerous. Imagine if NC3 was in place and the wreck in Morrisville this morning happened.