12/04/11 113 W, 1 I - + 1 - 2 Morning Commute

Here's a familiar scene on Interstate 40, headed westbound just past Wade Avenue. Heck, it's a familiar sight in both directions, and along that stretch of road for a couple months. It also happens on Wade Avenue, heading into Raleigh. Question, why does Wade Avenue get slow outbound between the Beltline and Blue Ridge Road? Is the incline just too much for drivers, and everyone mysteriously drives slower than they need to? And wouldn't you love to see some stats on accident rates on that stretch of road? Has to be daily or better. Saw some guy in a Hawaiian shirt taking this photo, on the bridge there. Click to enlarge:

Once upon a time, apparently, the slope going downhill from Harrison, west bound to the Reedy Creek Rd bridge, must have been too much for most folks. Traffic would back up to Wade Avenue, but upon reaching the Reedy Creek Road overpass, traffic would launch out of there like they were on fire. Oh yeah, BTW, I thought that was you up there. The glare from that shirt was the give away…
DJ - 12/04/11 - 11:59

Sorry for the glare. I’ll wear something bland-er next time. Not.

Here’s a map and details of where the original Reedy Creek Road was located, back before the Wade Avenue extension: http://legeros.com/hidden-raleigh/roads...
Legeros - 12/04/11 - 12:02

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