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 1 
 on: Today at 01:44:15 AM 
Started by V'Ger - Last post by sparker
Why doesn't I-74 just go to Wilmington?

That would make much more sense than the reverse "C" routing through the swamps -- but the authors of HPC 5, the corridor's authorizing legislative effort, wanted both halves of the composite (73/74) corridor to serve Myrtle Beach & environs; although close, Wilmington wasn't on their radar.  It would take modifying legislation to that extant statute to change matters -- or, as a simpler alternative, designating US 74/76 east of NC 211 a x74 or (blech!) I-74N.  It's likely that some freeway upgrades to US 17 from Wilmington to the SC state line (in conjunction with that state's plans to extend SC 31 northeast to the line) will take place sooner or later; the portion of 74 along NC 211 could then be developed on an "infinitely leisurely" schedule, with the portion not on the original HPC 5 corridor being, in all probability, an extension of I-140.   
Currently there is no plan to upgrade US 17 to interstate standards from I-140 to the South Carolina line. But there are two sections in the works: (1) upgrading the Shallotte bypass by converting the one at-grade intersection to an interchange; and (2) working with SC to extend the SC 31 freeway across the state line to connect to US 17.

For NC, these are "baby steps".  While at present they've got a lot on their plate (42/87/587), it's probable that somewhere down the line upgrade attention will be cast upon the entire US 17 corridor -- and these "spot" improvements will be incorporated into that program. 

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 on: Today at 01:41:06 AM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by compdude787
Whoa, that's something you don't see very often anymore.

 3 
 on: Today at 01:32:00 AM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by sparker
The city released an aerial picture of the homes and commercial buildings that have been cleared to build the Centennial Corridor, which will link Highway 58 to the Westside Parkway.
The most recent Thomas Roads Improvement Program project update said the corridor design is 65 percent complete and all except one residence and two commercial buildings have been acquired.





Good call -- that is a bit creepy!  Looks like a swath of chemical warfare hit Bakersfield.  Interesting note about the source of the ground cover (my admittedly occasionally disturbed mind is picturing Charlton Heston running down the cleared corridor yelling "Soylent Beige is Houses!").

But seriously....have any actual physical plans for the freeway been released as of yet? -- such as will it primarily be at ground level, on a berm, sunk, or a combination of all of the above?  I can't imagine those adjacent property owners being too thrilled with the prospect of a ground-level freeway through their midst (fumes, noise, etc.); it's more than likely that very high sound walls will be an integral part of this project.   





 4 
 on: Today at 01:24:06 AM 
Started by The Nature Boy - Last post by Max Rockatansky
Currently I'm over 3,500 miles by car from the two points I was at today in Port Gamble opposed to last Friday in Key West.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Monroe+County+Courthouse,+Fleming+Street,+Key+West,+FL/Port+Gamble,+WA+98370/@34.8272064,-119.5383824,4z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88d1b6e93d0c7b9d:0x69a9634212abe51b!2m2!1d-81.8047379!2d24.5545248!1m5!1m1!1s0x54901e4fc1e5086d:0xee742e351034e6dd!2m2!1d-122.5837581!2d47.8542606?hl=en

Which ironically puts me north of Ottawa today and south of several Mexican States on Friday.

 5 
 on: Today at 01:21:21 AM 
Started by Beltway - Last post by epzik8
I agree with the I-83 and the US-222 junctions.

 6 
 on: Today at 12:31:09 AM 
Started by jecht - Last post by jecht
Those mileages have been there since the 1980's.  Besides, Ohio DOT cannot really figure out how far Erie, PA is either.  At one time (1996), Erie was listed at 122 in Weymouth.  Four years later, Erie is now 118 miles away--even though at mm 11, ten miles away, Erie is listed at 114 miles away (the same one that lists I-90 at 32 when it should be 29). Then, at mm 20, Erie is listed at 109 miles away.  :no:


I remember that sign!

Also, they did change the one at MM 30 (it was 95 miles to Erie, but then it was changed to 93 in 2005 or so)?

They also had a southbound mile sign at MM 30, which had I-71 at 31 miles away!
By memory,
I-480 West 4 (correct, exit 27)
I-480 East 10 (correct, exit 21)
I-71 31 (correct)

In fairness, it would have been between MM 30 and 31 so they probably were lazy. Like the Cavs defense some nights ;)

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 on: Today at 12:04:37 AM 
Started by jecht - Last post by amroad17
Those mileages have been there since the 1980's.  Besides, Ohio DOT cannot really figure out how far Erie, PA is either.  At one time (1996), Erie was listed at 122 in Weymouth.  Four years later, Erie is now 118 miles away--even though at mm 11, ten miles away, Erie is listed at 114 miles away (the same one that lists I-90 at 32 when it should be 29). Then, at mm 20, Erie is listed at 109 miles away.  :no:



 8 
 on: May 23, 2017, 11:54:21 PM 
Started by BigMattFromTexas - Last post by ET21
I'm hoping for Nashville/Ottawa. But then Ottawa wins, because screw Nashville  :spin:

 9 
 on: May 23, 2017, 11:42:44 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by webny99
Inspired by my earlier "theories" thread:
www.16personalities.com

I took it and found it very interesting... but won't reveal my results because that might be stereotyping   :spin:

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 on: May 23, 2017, 11:39:52 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by amroad17
Because North Carolina!


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