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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #150 on: April 17, 2017, 09:46:16 PM »

Huh, so NCDOT plans on adding two-more double-3di concurrencies to the system (785/840 and 587/795) in addition to Ohio's 271/480 concurrency.

Yep. It's the only way I-785 and I-795 can connect with their parents.

I suppose for 785 they could upgrade things in Greensboro and route 785 directly down 29 and Business 85.
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #151 on: April 17, 2017, 10:46:34 PM »

Huh, so NCDOT plans on adding two-more double-3di concurrencies to the system (785/840 and 587/795) in addition to Ohio's 271/480 concurrency.

Yep. It's the only way I-785 and I-795 can connect with their parents.

I suppose for 785 they could upgrade things in Greensboro and route 785 directly down 29 and Business 85.

If I'm not mistaken, I believe that was the original plan in the 1990's (I-85 was concurrent with I-40 then) but that changed when upgrading US-29 through Greensboro to interstate standards was deemed not feasible due to the expense and impact of such an upgrade. So, the decision was made to throw I-785 onto the Greensboro Urban Loop instead.
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #152 on: April 21, 2017, 01:01:08 AM »

None of you would happen to be responsible for this, would you?
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #153 on: April 21, 2017, 09:40:36 AM »

None of you would happen to be responsible for this, would you?

It wasn't me! LOL
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #154 on: April 21, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »

None of you would happen to be responsible for this, would you?


Nah, it's fake news.
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #155 on: April 21, 2017, 02:05:49 PM »

Must be CNN
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #156 on: April 21, 2017, 02:38:11 PM »

Must be CNN
Nah.  This is the Realm of FOX.
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #157 on: April 21, 2017, 02:54:27 PM »

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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #158 on: May 12, 2017, 09:12:56 PM »

I was inside the Greenville AAA yesterday and overheard a conversation between an AAA employee and a woman who visited looking for a TripTik. The employee said that "you need to take Interstate 587/US 264..." and the women interrupted by saying "why did they change the number?" The employee responded "I don't know and I don't understand why they did...it has been 264 for as long as I remember".
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #159 on: May 12, 2017, 10:27:21 PM »

I was inside the Greenville AAA yesterday and overheard a conversation between an AAA employee and a woman who visited looking for a TripTik. The employee said that "you need to take Interstate 587/US 264..." and the women interrupted by saying "why did they change the number?" The employee responded "I don't know and I don't understand why they did...it has been 264 for as long as I remember".

Question:  since 587 has yet to be actually posted (apparently there's quite a few "future" roadside signs), WTF is an AAA employee doing referring to the route?  It shouldn't be on AAA maps at this point; maybe it's showing up on Google and this person's just using that as reference (?!?!?).  Doubtful that the AAA person is a Greensboro enthusiast who's jumping the gun a bit for the sake of pride! 

To the AAA customer: 264's still there; it's probably not going to go away for some time.  Drive it, use it, abuse it, it'll be around.  The AAA person's just being a bit premature; the new Interstate number is (for the time being) an add-on, not a replacement. 
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #160 on: May 13, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »

I was inside the Greenville AAA yesterday and overheard a conversation between an AAA employee and a woman who visited looking for a TripTik. The employee said that "you need to take Interstate 587/US 264..." and the women interrupted by saying "why did they change the number?" The employee responded "I don't know and I don't understand why they did...it has been 264 for as long as I remember".

Question:  since 587 has yet to be actually posted (apparently there's quite a few "future" roadside signs), WTF is an AAA employee doing referring to the route?  It shouldn't be on AAA maps at this point; maybe it's showing up on Google and this person's just using that as reference (?!?!?).  Doubtful that the AAA person is a Greensboro enthusiast who's jumping the gun a bit for the sake of pride!

That person likely looked at Google Maps, since Google has been labeling US-264 as I-587 for nearly a month now. It probably didn't occur to the employee the possibility that Google could've (and did) jump the gun with I-587. Hell, I-587 is labeled on US-264's northern bypass of Greenville between Exit 73 and Exit 80 (US-13) and that's not even part of Future I-587's corridor!

But even at that, it shouldn't take much effort for most locals (especially someone who works for AAA of all places :pan:) in Greenville to venture onto US-264 to verify whether or not I-587 shields have been posted. The first reassurance sign past Exit 73 heading East should be all it takes, if not the overhead BGS at that interchange.
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Re: Future Interstate 587 (Zebulon-Greenville)
« Reply #161 on: May 13, 2017, 12:59:38 PM »

The AAA employee probably should have said "future Interstate 587," or just called it US 264.
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