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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4300 on: September 27, 2021, 11:09:07 PM »

I wonder why a bascule bridge wasn't considered.

And according to that plan, the old one is to be demolished i'm sure.

The roadgeek in me don't mind a new swing bridge at all  :bigass:

But yeah, I was about to ask the same thing you did. Maybe the residents in that area don't want anything in the air there, no matter how tall (short!!) the draw span is. How many times does the bridge open during the week anyway?

Or maybe it's a matter of cost. Which draw option is cheaper?
Forgot to reply to you, but Alternative D-Mod would be the cheapest alternative. That would have been a fixed-span bridge compared to the more expensive draw-span bridge.

https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/us-17-business/Documents/us-17-business-fonsi.pdf

D-Mod: $18,000,000

B (15 feet): $31,000,000

I'm surprised NCDOT went with the more expensive option!

It's like doing the same for the Kinston bypass....too...
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4301 on: September 28, 2021, 09:50:48 AM »

Did you even read the link you provided?  It explains why NCDOT went with Alt B.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4302 on: September 28, 2021, 10:48:57 AM »

Did you even read the link you provided?  It explains why NCDOT went with Alt B.
Yes, and it's because the city of Hertford and others all supported it.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4303 on: September 28, 2021, 04:13:45 PM »

Beginning early Thursday morning, there will be a traffic pattern change at the I-440/Western Boulevard interchange. Also noted is that the conversion to a DDI is expected to be complete in November.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-09-28-i-440-western-blvd-loop-closure-ramp-shift.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4304 on: September 30, 2021, 08:14:35 AM »

Raleigh is putting finishing touches on it's plans for widening Six Forks Road, which is heavily traveled.

https://www.wral.com/raleigh-finalizing-plans-to-widen-six-forks-road/19901454/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4305 on: September 30, 2021, 10:32:59 AM »

Two contracts have been awarded for resurfacing two sections of I-95 (20 miles total) in Wilson and Halifax counties. Work can start this fall. The section in Halifax County is expected to take 2 years to complete and the one in Wilson County will be complete by the end of 2022.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-09-30-i-95-resurfacing-contracts.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4306 on: September 30, 2021, 11:26:11 AM »

Two contracts have been awarded for resurfacing two sections of I-95 (20 miles total) in Wilson and Halifax counties. Work can start this fall. The section in Halifax County is expected to take 2 years to complete and the one in Wilson County will be complete by the end of 2022.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-09-30-i-95-resurfacing-contracts.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4307 on: October 03, 2021, 09:41:02 AM »

Last month outside of the old terminal (now private/charter terminal) of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.  I came across, what is at least new to me, this unique Welcome to North Carolina sign.  This version celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic flight.  I do not recall seeing this anywhere in North Carolina at that time.  Could it have been limited to airports?  Has anyone else seen this design?  Personally, I really like it.

A different type of Welcome to North Carolina Sign by Adam Prince, on Flickr
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4308 on: October 03, 2021, 10:03:07 AM »

Last month outside of the old terminal (now private/charter terminal) of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.  I came across, what is at least new to me, this unique Welcome to North Carolina sign.  This version celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic flight.  I do not recall seeing this anywhere in North Carolina at that time.  Could it have been limited to airports?  Has anyone else seen this design?  Personally, I really like it.

A different type of Welcome to North Carolina Sign by Adam Prince, on Flickr
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4309 on: October 03, 2021, 10:34:32 AM »

Another existed at the Wright Brothers Memorial.  GMSV not present to see if it is still there - waymarking.com/waymarks/WMF9E1_Welcome_to_North_Carolina_First_In_Flight_Kitty_Hawk_NC

2014 GMSV shows one at Beaufort's airport - https://goo.gl/maps/h3bzMxnvcjCUdomJ8

Burlington-Almanance had a double sided posting that was removed btw 2018-21 - https://goo.gl/maps/iuduhyPqqVArYpY39

I don't recall seeing one of these on any border crossing before...

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4310 on: October 04, 2021, 05:50:27 PM »

NCDOT has awarded 3 contracts for resurfacing several roads in Wake and Person counties. Noteworthy is the contract for resurfacing the freeway section of Wade Avenue between I-40 and I-440, which includes all the ramps at the Edwards Mill Road interchange.

Work on that particular contract can start in March 2022, and is expected to be complete by November that year.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-10-04-wade-ave-central-wake-person-county-resurfacing.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4311 on: October 06, 2021, 07:19:00 AM »

A study is being done by the Capital Area MPO of a proposed US-401 bypass around Fuquay-Varina, as well as widening US-401 to 4 lanes between Fuquay-Varina and Lillington.

https://www.wral.com/amid-surging-growth-possibility-of-us-401-bypass-has-fuquay-varina-torn/19911141/

Project site: https://wspgeo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=aa47d9e1c2094091aeb25ae6b88490aa/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4312 on: October 06, 2021, 11:00:31 AM »

^I wonder how useful this would be if NC 55 is not given a full bypass as well.  I have a hard time convincing myself that Judd Pkwy will be adequate for NC 55.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4313 on: October 06, 2021, 12:49:41 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a design-build contract that will modernize and widen I-95 in the Lumberton area between I-74 and mile marker 21, work starts next summer:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-10-06-i-95-widening-lumberton.aspx

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4314 on: October 06, 2021, 02:25:38 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a design-build contract that will modernize and widen I-95 in the Lumberton area between I-74 and mile marker 21, work starts next summer:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-10-06-i-95-widening-lumberton.aspx

North of mile marker 21, the construction on modernizing and widening I-95 from MM 21 to MM 37 should begin in fall 2022 with the awarding of the contract to take place in July 2022.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4315 on: October 06, 2021, 10:23:52 PM »

A question for the mods/Admins: Can we move the I-95 widening discussion to this thread?

And when talking about I-95 widening, I can see they are FOCUSED on widening the dated sections!  :clap:

Now, How about from I-40 to US-301? When will that begin (other than the Four Oaks interchange)?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4316 on: October 06, 2021, 11:57:03 PM »

The next section of 540 loop completion is 35% complete and they said the new turbine interchange for 540, US70 and I-40 sits on 500 acres of land for one interchange although it's a complex one.

They said all of the transition circles will allow for 55mph speed at the interchange.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4317 on: October 08, 2021, 08:39:57 PM »

After going to Raleigh today... There are some damaged (and missing) signs.

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https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6011734,-77.5625291,3a,44.3y,175.7h,89.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYI6ptEtb9Lmr1b2iOol7bg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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https://www.google.com/maps/@35.78953,-78.13873,3a,15y,130.59h,92.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ8jZYhiRrzO1TeueMu5Mog!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8161024,-78.2473157,3a,75y,305.04h,93.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOtQMvjX29cTubF_FZ1gbAA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

i see no problems with any of those signs...
These will answer your question since the Street View has been updated.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.816057,-78.247064,3a,50.5y,301.73h,90.89t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sHG9b6wqAeWHa8aQk3BETNA!2e0!5s20210601T000000!7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7894788,-78.1384962,3a,75y,151.21h,92.91t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8Y4vrgx4UL7Ibk8c-Nbe6w!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3D8Y4vrgx4UL7Ibk8c-Nbe6w%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D152.09032%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6014795,-77.5629357,3a,48.1y,141.8h,89.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJYFO5ZoNFm5cbGw69M0vgQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DJYFO5ZoNFm5cbGw69M0vgQ%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D202.0736%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

Need to be replaced cause it can cause confusion
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7895206,-78.1387674,3a,75y,130.59h,92.86t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1suye28EUARlPyKAieJOFe4w!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4318 on: October 08, 2021, 08:42:51 PM »

After going to Raleigh today... There are some damaged (and missing) signs.

Missing
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https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6011734,-77.5625291,3a,44.3y,175.7h,89.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYI6ptEtb9Lmr1b2iOol7bg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Damaged
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https://www.google.com/maps/@35.78953,-78.13873,3a,15y,130.59h,92.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ8jZYhiRrzO1TeueMu5Mog!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8161024,-78.2473157,3a,75y,305.04h,93.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOtQMvjX29cTubF_FZ1gbAA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

i see no problems with any of those signs...
These will answer your question since the Street View has been updated.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.816057,-78.247064,3a,50.5y,301.73h,90.89t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sHG9b6wqAeWHa8aQk3BETNA!2e0!5s20210601T000000!7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7894788,-78.1384962,3a,75y,151.21h,92.91t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8Y4vrgx4UL7Ibk8c-Nbe6w!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3D8Y4vrgx4UL7Ibk8c-Nbe6w%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D152.09032%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6014795,-77.5629357,3a,48.1y,141.8h,89.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJYFO5ZoNFm5cbGw69M0vgQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DJYFO5ZoNFm5cbGw69M0vgQ%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D202.0736%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

Need to be replaced cause it can cause confusion
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7895206,-78.1387674,3a,75y,130.59h,92.86t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1suye28EUARlPyKAieJOFe4w!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192
updated with new sign
Did see that, it's great that it has been replaced. As well as the Louisburg / Selma sign. I think the Wesley Church Rd sign is still missing though...
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4319 on: October 16, 2021, 04:25:41 AM »

To me, I think building I-40 with a 46 foot median north of I-95 to Raleigh (and west of Raleigh) was a mistake..... They should have built it with a 70 or 84 foot median for future widening, that way it wouldn't be so problematic with replacing the bridges and extending the construction time.
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« Reply #4320 on: October 16, 2021, 11:44:34 AM »

^ A 46 foot median can accommodate a third lane in each direction, fully paved left shoulder, and concrete median barrier.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4321 on: October 16, 2021, 01:09:24 PM »

^ A 46 foot median can accommodate a third lane in each direction, fully paved left shoulder, and concrete median barrier.
Yes, but they had to do a lot of shifting.
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« Reply #4322 on: October 18, 2021, 05:25:45 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4324 on: October 18, 2021, 06:11:44 PM »

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