N.C. DOT Holds Triangle Expressway 5K Trot to Raise Money for MADD and to Celebrate Upcoming Expressway Opening
The N.C. Department of Transportation announced that it raised over $11,000 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at its Family Fun Day and Triangle Expressway 5K Trot last weekend.
The N.C. Turnpike Authority hosted the event, which also included a family fun bike ride that raised $375 for the N.C. DOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Helmet Initiative. The program provides free helmets to needy children.
The Family Fun Day and Triangle Expressway 5K Trot was held to celebrate the upcoming opening of the third phase of the Triangle Expressway. The third phase, which runs from U.S. 64 to the N.C. 55 Bypass, will open by January 2.
The first phase of the expressway opened to traffic on Dec. 8, 2011, and the second phase opened on August 1.
The Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension would extend the expressway and complete the Raleigh Outer Loop (I-540). The first phase would pick up from N.C. 55 and run to I-40 near the Johnston County line. The Southeast Extension is planned as a link between Clayton, Garner, Fuquay, Holly Springs, Apex,Cary, and Raleigh.
Construction is not expected to begin on the Southeast Extension until 2014, though property acquisition will begin much sooner.
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