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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1850 on: June 12, 2023, 07:05:07 PM »

A section of US-64 East between Robersonville and Everetts will close on June 15 for a major bridge rehabilitation project over the Huskanaw Swamp. It's expected to reopen at the end of September.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2023/2023-06-12-us-64-closure.aspx
Ouch. This section of US 64 opened in 1997, so the bridge is not really old. Closing the road in the summer, obstructing beach-bound traffic, is a large deal.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1851 on: June 12, 2023, 07:45:28 PM »

It appears this segment of US 64 is already up to Interstate Standards, so this bridge rehabilitation project will not be part of the corridor's long-term upgrades.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1852 on: June 12, 2023, 10:48:48 PM »

A section of US-64 East between Robersonville and Everetts will close on June 15 for a major bridge rehabilitation project over the Huskanaw Swamp. It's expected to reopen at the end of September.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2023/2023-06-12-us-64-closure.aspx
Ouch. This section of US 64 opened in 1997, so the bridge is not really old. Closing the road in the summer, obstructing beach-bound traffic, is a large deal.
You would think they do this during the winter, when there’s less traffic. Traffic on US-64 is certainly seasonal, and is much higher during the summer.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1853 on: June 15, 2023, 06:13:25 PM »

A section of US-64 East between Robersonville and Everetts will close on June 15 for a major bridge rehabilitation project over the Huskanaw Swamp. It's expected to reopen at the end of September.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2023/2023-06-12-us-64-closure.aspx
Ouch. This section of US 64 opened in 1997, so the bridge is not really old. Closing the road in the summer, obstructing beach-bound traffic, is a large deal.
You would think they do this during the winter, when there’s less traffic. Traffic on US-64 is certainly seasonal, and is much higher during the summer.
According to the NCDOT Real Time Traffic site, the roadway is now closed:
Incident 665954
Location
- US-64, Near NC-903
- East of Robersonville / Heading East
- Martin County
Construction: Road Closed with Detour
Bridge Rehabilitation/Preservation - Joint repair, deck repair, concrete wearing surface.
Expected impact to traffic is Medium.
Detour
From US HWY 64 East take Exit No. 502 to NC903, to US 64 Alt, to US HWY 64 East

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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1854 on: August 09, 2023, 12:13:22 PM »

NCDOT has announced the awarding of a pavement rehabilitation contract for US 64 (Future I-87) in Nash County. While shoulder rehabilitation is part of the project, no mention is made about any interstate standard shoulder widening:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2023/2023-08-09-us-64-repaving-nash.aspx

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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1855 on: August 09, 2023, 11:32:03 PM »

Such a complete rehab like this just seems like a depressing setback if shoulder widening is excluded. So much needs to be done, any upgrades need to get rolling on this road. 42 def seems to be the priority. Be nice to at least get this out to 95.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1856 on: August 09, 2023, 11:49:24 PM »

Such a complete rehab like this just seems like a depressing setback if shoulder widening is excluded. So much needs to be done, any upgrades need to get rolling on this road. 42 def seems to be the priority. Be nice to at least get this out to 95.
It definitely is disappointing… all of the pavement rehabilitation projects that have taken place along fully controlled-access portions of US-70, US-64, US-264, and US-17 over the last 10 years should have included full paved shoulder widening to 10 ft. It would cost slightly more upfront, but it would bring significant portions up to interstate standards. If all of the recent US-64 pavement projects included proper widening, I-87 could be signed for a good portion east and west of I-95 once projects wrap up in the next few years.

US-64 in general, between Raleigh and Tarboro, would be relatively easy to bring up to the most basic interstate standards (minimum upgrades), and would allow nearly 90 miles of I-87 to exist (although upgrades near Nashville may require bridge replacements) between I-40 and US-17 in Williamston. The rest would be fully dependent on US-17 upgrades at that point, and may get the ball rolling. Mainly just connecting the freeway bypass segments with upgrades to the divided highway portions or new alignments.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1857 on: August 10, 2023, 12:19:12 PM »

According to https://malmeroads.net/ncfutints/fut87.html, it will be at least 10 years before any upgrades come to segments 3-5 on the US 64 corridor. Thus, it is unlikely that the Interstate 87 designation will be extended eastward any time soon. As for the Nash County pavement rehabilitation project, I think it would be foolish not to widen the shoulders of the roadway to Interstate Standard widths, since the corridor will become part of Interstate 87 in the future.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1858 on: August 13, 2023, 09:59:45 PM »

Can confirm, through Google Maps Street View images from June, that a portion of US 64 east of Rocky Mount has had its shoulders widened to interstate standards as part of the pavement rehab project going on east of I-95. The widened shoulders run from the Kingsboro Road exit to just after the Thomas Road bridge, not quite to the next exit, and vice versa. No other shoulder work is observed along US 64 further west.

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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1859 on: October 02, 2023, 11:33:13 PM »

I emailed NCDOT about removing an incorrect shoulder shield sign on New Bern Ave at I-440 that reads I-495 however that and faded overheads and trash strewn all around the overpass haven't been addressed.

Garner's Northbound US401 approaching I-40 has derelict overheads also. Come on NCDOT.
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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1861 on: October 03, 2023, 10:32:49 PM »

That would be this sign, right?: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7916965,-78.5858589,3a,75y,35.32h,90.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sqcEbwpfhT-uJrnYQMWSh4w!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu.
Guess they would rather put up To US 64 West signs at the interchange than sign West Business 64 along I-440 back to US 64 at the Knightdale Bypass.

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Re: Interstate 87 (NC-VA)
« Reply #1862 on: October 04, 2023, 01:21:30 AM »

That would be this sign, right?: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7916965,-78.5858589,3a,75y,35.32h,90.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sqcEbwpfhT-uJrnYQMWSh4w!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu.
Yes that's the one.

Because of all the breakneck freeway construction in Southern Wake Co. Raleigh's central and Northern freeways are looking pretty bad. Dozens of sun-faded overhead signs need replacing. Kinda dumpy looking.
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