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Starting this morning, thousands of RTP commuters must find a new way to work because the southern spur of NC 147 (Durham Freeway) from I-40 to Alexander Drive has been closed - forever (see Aug. 19 story with reader comments).
What's your new route? How will the change affect your commute? Please share your thoughts below or let me hear from you (don't forget your daytime contact info). [6pm update: DOT suggests alternate routes, and announces nighttime lane closings on NC 147 and I-40.]
It was the 279A exit from I-40. The road was especially convenient, and its loss will be a particular hassle, for workers at the EPA and NIEHS, and other offices on Alexander Drive south of N.C. 54.
The N.C. Turnpike Authority closed the convenient connection because it overlaps with the northern end of the Triangle Parkway toll road, now under construction. The Triangle Parkway is scheduled to open in December.