Published: Feb 23, 2013 06:00 PM
Modified: Feb 23, 2013 05:00 PM
After years of anticipation of a much faster means of getting to and from work in RTP, I was pleased with the reduction in commute time by using the new TriEx when it opened the beginning of the year. Travel time went down from approximately 45 minutes to less than 25 minutes each way.
It was disappointing, though, to have the just-improved commute diminished within a month, as the superstreet restrictions were put into place in Holly Springs, adding at least five minutes and additional complexity coming home each day. I am sure it was well-intended for traffic flow, but the tortuous path one must take on a regular basis to simply get off the highway is annoying and adds time back to the commute.
I also find the new pattern of dump trucks turning north via the U-turn path from the dump to head north both dangerous and inefficient. I have had to slow down more than once to avoid a large, slow truck ambling across all lanes to the U-turn merge area, where a simple left-turn merge lane would serve the purpose more safely and efficiently.
Simple synchronized lights would have been preferable and probably less expensive.Monty Morée Holly Springs
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