TRIANGLE EXPRESSWAY 5K TROT II A SUCCESS Monday, July 23, 2012

RALEIGH —The Family Fun Day and Triangle Expressway 5K Trot II was a huge success on Saturday, July 21 as 535 runners raised more than $20,000 to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The N.C. Turnpike Authority hosted the event to celebrate the upcoming opening of the second phase of the Expressway. 

Phase I of the Triangle Expressway opened to traffic on Dec. 8, 2011. Phase II, from N.C. 55 to U.S. 64, is scheduled to open August 1. The remaining section, Phase III, from U.S. 64 to the N.C. 55 Bypass will open in January.

Tolls on the Expressway will be collected electronically, eliminating the need for toll booths. About 23,000 transponders have been sold to date, well exceeding expectations. Customers may also purchase an electronic sticker transponder, called NC Quick Pass, for $5 to begin saving up to 35% on tolls. Overhead high-speed cameras will capture the license plate information of drivers without transponders and bill them by mail.
 
The NC Quick Pass transponders are available online or at the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center at 200 Sorrell Grove Church Road, Suite A in Morrisville.

For more information on the Turnpike Authority please call the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660.

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