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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1575 on: August 24, 2017, 10:50:29 PM »

NC 140 is going to be moved to the stretch of freeway running east from I-40 exit 416 to US 17 once the remainder of I-140 opens between US 421 and US 74/76.

I suspect that's temporary until NCDOT applies to AASHTO and FHWA for that section to become I-140. Seems odd to keep NC-140 permanent, otherwise. :hmm:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1576 on: August 24, 2017, 11:01:44 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1577 on: September 05, 2017, 08:54:57 PM »

Are changes coming to how the NC Turnpike Authority collects tolls? 

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-changes-coming-to-triangle.html

Follow up on this:
. Well the news is that the ez pass compatible transponders have been reduced to $7.40.  The TXTag compatible transponder  (sticker) is now free.

https://www.myncquickpass.com/en/home/index.shtmlqq
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1578 on: September 05, 2017, 10:42:54 PM »

The hard case transponders appear to have official E-ZPass branding now. Wonder what spurred that change?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1579 on: September 06, 2017, 05:35:54 PM »

Your post made me realize that NC Quick Pass will become interoperable with TxTag in early 2018. Texas already has an agreement in place with Oklahoma and looks like they may be  even getting South Carolina in 2018. NC has been the most aggressive state in pursuing interoperability so hopefully we get OK and SO soon too.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1580 on: September 06, 2017, 11:09:50 PM »

South Carolina's toll roads use Mark IV transponders like E-ZPass does. Its surprising that it isn't already inter operable with E-ZPass already.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1581 on: September 07, 2017, 02:27:02 PM »

The latest reactions on the I-440 project.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/traffic/article171705617.html
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1582 on: September 07, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »

Swain County gets $4 million in partial fulfillment of Fontana settlement

https://mountainx.com/blogwire/swain-gets-4-million-in-partial-fulfillment-of-fontana-settlement/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1583 on: September 08, 2017, 06:39:53 PM »

Swain County gets $4 million in partial fulfillment of Fontana settlement

https://mountainx.com/blogwire/swain-gets-4-million-in-partial-fulfillment-of-fontana-settlement/

Well, that is something... they should build a road.   :sombrero:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1584 on: September 09, 2017, 04:52:13 PM »

Your post made me realize that NC Quick Pass will become interoperable with TxTag in early 2018. Texas already has an agreement in place with Oklahoma and looks like they may be  even getting South Carolina in 2018. NC has been the most aggressive state in pursuing interoperability so hopefully we get OK and SO soon too.

We're going to get the free Florida and soon to be Texas compatible sticker.  With it being free - it's worth doing and we typically go to Florida every other year and now that the boys are starting to get older, we want to get back to Texas again.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1585 on: September 14, 2017, 12:36:04 AM »

Update on I-140 project: https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/09/13/ncdot-gives-update-on-wilmington-bypass-i-140-project/

According to the article, it's scheduled to open in December 2017.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1586 on: September 14, 2017, 04:23:15 PM »

I assume the North Carolina 140 segment will be resigned Interstate 140 at that time.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1587 on: September 14, 2017, 05:46:19 PM »

I assume the North Carolina 140 segment will be resigned Interstate 140 at that time.
It's a safe bet. That section has already been approved by AASHTO & FHWA, I think.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #1588 on: September 23, 2017, 07:34:38 AM »

The completion date for the Greenville Southwest Bypass (NC-11) has been pushed back to June 2020.

http://www.reflector.com/News/2017/09/23/County-planners-looking-to-future-of-Southwest-Bypass.html

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Pitt County officials working this week on a land-use plan to guide development along the U.S. 264 Southwest Bypass corridor learned that the state has pushed back the project’s estimated completion date by a year.

Senior Planner Eric Gooby said he discovered the new date when checking the state Department of Transportation website. He shared the news with the Pitt County Planning Board on Wednesday during a meeting on a corridor land use plan for property along the 12.6-mile highway which extends from U.S. 264 Bypass at Statonsburg Road to N.C. 11 two miles south of Ayden.

Officials announced the project would be complete in June of 2019 when a ceremonial groundbreaking was held in November. A check of the project website in early spring still showed the completion date was in 2019.

Gooby said construction started September 2016 and “the newest expected completion date is mid-2020, June 2020. The original (completion date) was mid-2019 but it has been pushed back several months.”

Brian Rick, communications officer for NCDOT Divisions II and III, confirmed the change in a phone interview on Thursday. He said additional time is needed because a portion of the project was redesigned to address local concerns about the alignment of Davenport Farm Road.

Davenport Farm Road is being realigned so it intersects with U.S. 13/Dickinson Avenue Extension across from Bell Arthur Road, Rick said.

“This alignment takes Davenport Farm Road over the new bypass so a bridge had to be built,” Rick said. The changes were made before the final design plans were completed, he said.

Along with the new plans for Davenport Farm Road, 10 days also were added because of problems related to Hurricane Matthew, Rick said.

Rick said the public was informed about the changes when the department updated the information on its website. He did not say when the website was update or if additional efforts were made to update stakeholders on the progress.

The land-use plan is a cooperative effort between Pitt County, Greenville, Ayden, Winterville, the Greenville Urban Area MPO and state transportation department, Gooby said during his presentation to the board.

“Because of the number of interchanges being proposed (along the corridor) we anticipate there is going to be growth around those interchanges,” Gooby said. “It’s to help manage and guide the development that occurs along that corridor, especially those interchanges.”

The five interchanges will be located at Statonsburg Road, US 13/Dickinson Avenue, Forlines Road, N.C. 102 and N.C. 11 South.

The plan will focus mainly on development along the interchanges at U.S. 13/Dickinson Avenue and Forlines Road; a 17-square-mile area along 7.5 miles of the bypass.

Gooby said work on the plan will begin in October and should be completed in 10-12 months.

Earlier this year, the county planning department sought out a consultant to work on the project. Three firms applied, and the planning department selected Stewart Inc., an engineering firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte.

A steering committee is being created to guide the firm’s work, Gooby said.

The committee will be divided into two groups, a technical or staff group consisting of employees of the county, the three municipalities and NCDOT. The staff group will look at details of the document, Gooby said. This group is expected to hold six meetings during the process, Gooby said.

The second body is a study oversight group which will consist of planning board members from the county and the three municipalities along with representatives from other agencies, he said. This group will hold three to four meetings.

Gooby asked the planning board to select a member to serve with the oversight group. The unanimous choice, at the recommendation of board chairman Johnny Pinner, were Faye Barefoot and Ricky Hines.

The project’s next step will be a pre-planning process along with an inventory of the land, existing conditions along the corridor. This work will take place between October and December. January through March will be the plan development phase.

The draft and final plan should be completed and presented to the Pitt County Board of Commissioners in late spring-summer for adoption.

Meetings for the community to review and comment on the project are tentatively scheduled for February and June, Gooby said.
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