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Various photos showing construction of the American Tobacco Trail.

View of New Mileage Sign

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These new signs were installed at quarter mile intervals in Wake and Chatham Counties in late February 2015.

Bridge Over I-40 Open at Last!!

Efforts on the safety fencing, lights and drainage were completed in mid February and the bridge was opened to the public on February 19th. Since then bridge usage has been significant and was even seen as crowded at times this past weekend. Since the contractor still has a few minor items to complete on the trail (largely south of Massey Chapel Road) in the next couple of weeks, maintenance by Durham will probably not begin until late in March. A short Youtube video by ATT user Jon Parker shows some bridge views a few days after the opening.

Update on I-40 Bridge Background and Status

Bruce Siceloff, who writes the Road Worrior column for the News & Observer, has put together a nice summary of the various problems and delays encountered in constructing the ATT's I-40 bicycle and pedestrian bridge http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/23/3482682/road-worrier-durhams-i-40... . The replacement components for the bridge are expected to be received soon. Durham still has not set a firm date for completion of the bridge beyond the late January date referred to by Marvin Williams in an early December letter to the Durham News.

Views of New ATT Section Along Massey-Chapel Road

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View of the new section shortly after sphalt was put down on October 31st and a later view of the section after safety fencing was completed about November 22nd.

View of Intersection of ATT Along Massey-Chapel Rd.

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View showing trail entrance from Massey-Chapel Road and ATT section going north to Renaissance Parkway.

View of New Section of ATT Along Massey-Chapel Rd.

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Looking west on Massey-Chapel. The safety fencing was installed in early October and asphalt paving was put down on October 31st.

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