[TriLUG] new installfest map and directions
Fri, 18 Oct 2002 11:41:36 -0400
Many thanks, Jeremy, I'll go over today and figure out where to make the
first turn off Hillsboro.
For those who wonder where Hillsboro St. is located, if you've ever gone to
the N.C. State Fair, and exited off 440 beltline to get there, the road
that goes directly to the fairgrounds is Hillsboro St.--- BUT (and this is
very important) YOU MUST GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION (EAST) AWAY FROM THE
FAIRGROUNDS!!! (I believe the NC State Fair opens tomorrow!!). You want to
go East (not West) on Hillsboro St. away from the Fairgrounds. The Raleigh
Beltline has a 440 designation and the Hillsboro St. Exit is clearly marked
coming either from the North and South. The Wade Ave. 440 exit is the one
you want off I-40 coming from Durham. But if you know a better way to
Hillsboro St. you would be wise to take it, because you will be forced to
wade through even more State Fair traffic !!! The I-440 exit sign says NORTH
RALEIGH!! otherwise you will have to take I-40 East to the 440 North exit at
Cary to get to 440 and then Hillsboro St. (actually that should be a better
choice) or circle Raleigh entirely to take the Hillsboro exit!!! ). Any
corrections would be appreciated!!
If you find this confusing, you're not alone. They've had to change the
North Raleigh exit sign on I-40 coming from Durham several times now,
because they don't seem to know that the road to 440 and Wade Ave. to North
Raleigh is NOT I-40!!! If you are lucky enough to get on the beltline and
miss your Hillsboro exit, you can either take the next turn to turn around
or take a circular tour of Raleigh on 440!! :-0 I've known folks who've
made several of these circular tours. Wouldn't be bad if we didn't have such
crazy, maniacal drivers on 440 who don't let you make your turns!!!
Traffic at the 440/Hillsboro exit will be maddening tomorrow, so be very,
very careful.---Al Johnson
If I've made any inadvertent mistakes in these directions, please give
corrections immediately. When coming down Hillsboro St. the Library is on
the Right instead of the Left (that I know for certain).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Portzer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: [TriLUG] new installfest map and directions
> Since there seems to be some confusion about how to get to Harrelson
> Hall, I've annotated the NCSU map a little bit.
> Please see http://www.trilug.org/ncsu_directions.php
> At the bottom of that page, the first link has an annotated map showing
> a possible route (there are other routes, but that one should work)
> The exact directions are:
> 1) Take Hillsborough St towards NC State. It should be blindingly
> obvious from any map of Raleigh where Hillsborough St. is. (See the
> above directions page also.)
> 2) As you approach the NC State campus, look for the DH Hill library on
> the left -- the 9-story building with large, shorter wings on either
> side. It's the tallest building and fairly close to Hillsborough.
> 3) Go *past* D.H. Hill library, then make the next right into campus.
> 4) Make a left onto the parallel service road, and then an immediate
> right onto Lampe Dr.
> 5) Take Lampe to its end at a T. Turn right on Stinson.
> 6) Take Stinson to the end... you should see the round Harrelson at
> this point. There is a small area for drop-off.
> 7) You should probably be able to park along Stinson or the nearby
> area. If not, take the short one-way street from Harrelson toward
> Yarbrough (see map). There's lots of parking along Yarbrough.
> Hope this helps. I don't see any way to be more specific. I don't
> think there's ANY need for a "park and ride" on a Saturday!
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