The Fayetteville Street Committee deserves a big ol' kiss and a Thank You! They voted to make Rupple Road a boulevard from Persimmon to Wedington Ave. This essentially establishes the whole concept of Rupple Road as a boulevard from 6th Street to Van Ashe in the future. This is very visionary of the committee and makes sure that years from now they won't have to come back and "fix it".
Presented at the Street Committee was several concepts concerning the traffic on the Fulbright Expressway, College Ave and Joyce Street (Fayetteville Expressway Economic Corridor). It was very interesting and the graphics they used ware nifty. If you get a chance, check out the committee meeting on the government Channel. The engineering firm will be back in a few months with more data. Of course, the proposals are expensive and they all won't be implemented any time soon. Both newspapers covered the meeting and reported on just presentation by the engineering firm. See here and here.