Does anyone know if there are any plans to “freshen up” the approaches to downtown Raleigh. It’s kind of weird driving into our great downtown on Saunders Street. It almost just feels like you’re driving through an old little town.
If they did something like this on the I-40 bridge over Saunders that could go a long way.
And then on Saunders itself a nice tree-lined boulevard with wider sidewalks and lights would go a long way into welcoming people into downtown. And then maybe the same for people heading south into town on Capital Blvd from 440.
Also it seems weird how I-87 seems to be heading straight into town and then just ends at 440. Seems pretty easy to extend as a boulevard south of the hospital and connect to New Bern so there’s straight access from the East as well.
Just seems like doing these things could further impress visitors coming into downtown.