Hillsborough Street Roundabouts Word on the Street

Winter 2010 Project Progress Newsletter by NCSITE_Todd
February 4, 2010, 4:27 pm
Filed under: News

Click on the image below to download the February 2010 project newsletter.    Find out more about the project’s progress and what’s happening on the Street in the very near future.

Hillsborough Street Newsletter – February 2010


Krispy Kreme Challenge this weekend (Feb 6) – Street Closure Info by NCSITE_Todd
February 4, 2010, 4:25 pm
Filed under: Happenings, News

Remember that the Krispy Kreme Challenge is on Feb. 6.

Runners will assemble on the 2100 block of Hillsborough Street.  Pullen Street will be closed from the roundabout one block off Hillsborough to Hillsborough from ~7:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 6.  Hillsborough Street will be closed from Enterprise to Woodburn and Boylan to Woodburn from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  St Mary’s Street closed from Peace to Hillsborough St from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   The race should be over and all traffic will be reopened by 11 a.m. on Saturday.

From Goodnight Raleigh blog: The Evolution of Street Lighting in Raleigh by NCSITE_Todd
January 29, 2010, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The Evolution of Street Lighting in Raleigh

New LED street lighting on Hillsborough Street

If you’ve driven down Hillsborough Street at night within the past week or so, you may have noticed some new lighting. What makes this lighting noteworthy is that it is LED (right side shot above), as opposed to fluorescent or the more common sodium vapor lamps (left side).

“But before we dive into why this is important, let’s take a look at the history of municipal lighting of streets, buildings, and sidewalks at night…”


Latest News on Bike Provisions for Hillsborough Street by NCSITE_Todd
January 28, 2010, 12:34 pm
Filed under: Happenings, News

From Bob Geary in the Independent (2/3/10):
Bike lanes could be included in Hillsborough Street plan

“By the time work began last year on the first phase of the project, however, a growing band of cyclists was lobbying to overturn that consensus and get bike lanes added to the plan. Last week, the cycling community won a major victory when a City Council committee voted 3-0 to back its position. The three, Councilors Russ Stephenson, John Odom and Bonner Gaylord, are a cross section of the council’s Democratic, Republican and independent members, respectively. Their recommendation was expected to be endorsed by the full council Tuesday.

“The council’s decision won’t be final. Because Hillsborough Street is a state road (N.C. 54), the N.C. Department of Transportation could veto it on grounds that the original plan is safer—which was DOT’s position in the past, according to city staffers…”

From Bob Geary at IndyBlogs:
Hillsborough Street bike lanes are looking good. (!)

“The City Council’s public works committee held its long-awaited meeting on the issue last night. The verdict, by unanimous decision: There should be bike lanes on all of Hillsborough Street from downtown to the Fairgrounds. No exception for the Hillsborough Street Project (Phase 1, remember) in front of N.C. State…

“The only hitch in this giddyup may come from the state Department of Transportation… DOT’s not a fan, city staffers report, of segmenting the two travel lanes … into a 10′ vehicle section, a 4′ bike-lane section and 2′ to protect the bikes from “dooring” …

“If DOT goes along, the bike lanes will be striped as soon as the construction work is done — sometime this summer, in other words.”

From the Raleigh Public Record blog:
Hillsborough Street bike lanes move forward

“District B councilor John Odom said during the meeting that if the city can keep the project on schedule and on budget and still put in the bike lanes, than there was no reason not to do it.

“Bonner Gaylord, who represents District E, joked about the long process ahead to approve the bike lanes: ‘We’re doing it as fast as bureaucratically possible…Essentially we’re charting a course.'”

From NewRaleigh.com blog:
Hillsborough Street Bike Lanes on Public Works Agenda Tuesday

“…[a local group of bikers] put together a short presentation of their proposal for Hillsborough Street. It is illustrated below in the image gallery but on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh because it was not possible to do so on Hillsborough Street currently b/c of the construction.”

From News & Observer 1/12/10: Near-campus apartment plan revives by NCSITE_Todd
January 12, 2010, 7:47 pm
Filed under: News
Staff Writer

An Alabama developer paid $6 million last week for three acres near N.C. State University, where it plans to build a private 10-story student apartment building and a parking deck.

The purchase by Capstone Development is the first sign of life on an $85million project that has been delayed by the credit crunch since being approved by the Raleigh City Council in October 2008…

NCSU officials have expressed support for the project, saying that it will be a key part of the revitalization of Hillsborough Street…

For the full article, go to: http://www.newsobserver.com/business/story/279806.html

From News14 Carolina: Crews ahead of schedule on Hillsborough St. roundabouts by NCSITE_Todd
January 11, 2010, 11:42 am
Filed under: News


News & Observer 12/23/09: Circle to straighten out traffic by NCSITE_Todd
December 29, 2009, 4:12 pm
Filed under: News, Photos
BY RAY MARTIN – Staff Writer

RALEIGH — City construction workers opened Raleigh’s largest roundabout Monday, the city’s only such traffic pattern on a major road and a milestone in the $9.9 million first phase of the Hillsborough Street renovation project.

The roundabout, which will eventually become the only two-lane one in the city, sits on Hillsborough Street near the Bell Tower at N.C. State University, where there was previously a stoplight.

An existing roundabout just south at Pullen Road and Stinson Drive opened in 2003, and a new one north on Oberlin Road opened several weeks ago…

For the full article, go to http://www.newsobserver.com/news/counties/wake_county/story/253379.html

Hillsborough/Pullen Roundabout under construction

Photo credit: Ted Richardson, News & Observer