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wdcrft63:
A question. In Fayetteville the MLK Freeway ends in a half diamond at Ramsey Street. Is there/was there a plan to extend it to I-95?

Mapmikey:

--- Quote from: wdcrft63 on November 18, 2022, 07:37:09 PM ---A question. In Fayetteville the MLK Freeway ends in a half diamond at Ramsey Street. Is there/was there a plan to extend it to I-95?

--- End quote ---

1968 Cumberland County map shows the north extension to take a sharp dive southeast back to US 301.  The south end was initially planned to be further north along US 301 than the NC 87 interchange area:



The 1972 Cumberland County map - https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ncmaps/id/8231/rec/32 - shows the southern end synching up with NC 87 and no change to northern end.

The 1980 Cumberland County map - https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ncmaps/id/8681/rec/35 -  no longer shows a proposed extension northward.

To see a bigger context of what Fayetteville envisioned, see page 55 of the Owen Dr Freeway EIS - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556030147805&view=1up&seq=55  - the sharp turn at the Cape Fear River on the northern extension is really a new route for US 401

The history of the CBD Loop does not mention what happened to the northern extension in the EIS for the southern extension - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556031254923&view=1up&seq=20

wdcrft63:
So the northern extension of what is now the MLK Freeway was never considered seriously and it isnít likely to be considered now. The abrupt end of the freeway is almost half a century old.

LM117:
A much needed improvement in Goldsboro (my old stomping grounds) is FINALLY happening.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-11-30-goldsboro-intersection-contract.aspx

cowboy_wilhelm:
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