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Public Invited To Discuss Raleigh Transportation Issues

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Have you ever felt like you had problems getting around Raleigh? Now, you will get a chance to let city leaders know about it.

Business owners on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh said traffic is so bad that it is hard to keep shop. A plan was developed four years ago to put in underground utility lines, a median and 11 roundabouts to slow traffic.

The Hillsborough Street project is one of several on the city's priority list for the 2007-2013 Transportation Improvement Program. Other items on the list include widening I-40 from the Beltline to Wade Avenue to six lanes, building the Eastern Wake Expressway from the Highway 64 Bypass to I-40 and widening Glenwood Avenue from Duraleigh Road to T.W. Alexander Drive to six lanes.

The city will take public input before submitting its list to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

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