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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2016, 01:14:16 PM »

It depends on what NCDOT values:

Widening I-95 helps people get through the state more quickly. But I-95 mainly serves Fayetteville and the poor parts of eastern NC so I can see why it isn't an especially high priority. Making traffic flow through Charlotte might be a higher priority since I assume that more North Carolinians will benefit.

It's a classic urban vs. rural funding question though. I-95 is very important to people in say Halifax, Nash or Johnston counties but the rest of the state really gets little benefit. For those people though, I-95 is important. The argument for Charlotte is that more free-flowing traffic might encourage businesses to relocate to the area and will facilitate its growth.

NCDOT could benefit both rural and urban NC by building a southern tier freeway using what has already been built for I-74 between Rockingham and Lumberton. It would connect Wilmington and southeastern NC to Charlotte and better connecting Charlotte to western NC and Asheville. I imagine that you'd see more sprawl into Union and Gaston Counties with the building of an east-west interstate highway through the area and it might alleviate some of the sprawl in Cabarrus County and northern Mecklenburg County.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2016, 01:21:25 AM »

The CRTPO voted Wednesday night in favor of the I-77 toll lanes project.

Work is already underway on the project.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2016, 04:31:25 PM »

Does anyone know if toll lanes are coming to any other parts of Charlotte's freeway system?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2016, 07:55:53 PM »

Probably.  ETL's (as Maryland calls them) are proposed for parts of I-485 and two sections of US 74.  In addition, the Monroe bypass is currently under construction and will be a toll road.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2016, 08:34:46 AM »

Does anyone know if toll lanes are coming to any other parts of Charlotte's freeway system?

Toll lane will also be on I-485, between US 74 and I-77/US 21, and on US 74 (Independence Frwy/Blvd).  These will be operated by NCDOT, thus not have the same issues as the I-77 lanes constructed by Cintra.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2016, 11:03:35 AM »

Did you not see my response, Washu? (complete with links to the project websites)
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2016, 11:05:54 AM »

Long ago, I don't really recall I-77 having heavy traffic. Has Charlotte grown massively after ten years?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2016, 07:00:10 PM »

Long ago, I don't really recall I-77 having heavy traffic. Has Charlotte grown massively after ten years?


Just out of curiosity, how can you possibly remember what Charlotte traffic was like ten years ago?

But yes, the Charlotte area is growing rapidly, as is the state of North Carolina in general.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2016, 07:12:36 PM »

I remember Charlotte traffic 20 years ago!
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2016, 07:50:40 PM »

Long ago, I don't really recall I-77 having heavy traffic. Has Charlotte grown massively after ten years?


Just out of curiosity, how can you possibly remember what Charlotte traffic was like ten years ago?
I got a deep memory of my adventures of North Carolina.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2016, 07:56:42 PM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2016, 08:56:21 PM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...
No, my age is correct, but sometimes I just have that good of a memory. I was in fact around one year old when we visited Charlotte.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2016, 09:07:02 PM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...
No, my age is correct, but sometimes I just have that good of a memory. I was in fact around one year old when we visited Charlotte.

Yet IMDB says you've been a member since October 2001, unless there's another noelbotevera out there?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2016, 09:12:17 PM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...
No, my age is correct, but sometimes I just have that good of a memory. I was in fact around one year old when we visited Charlotte.

Yet IMDB says you've been a member since October 2001, unless there's another noelbotevera out there?
That's my dad.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2016, 08:51:21 AM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...


Lots more of his posts have suggested that.

Frankly, I find it creepy that someone would pretend to be an 11-year old.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2016, 12:29:53 AM »

I crossed over I-77 today on the NC 150 overpass.  At that point 77's entire median had been final graded.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2016, 01:01:30 PM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...


Lots more of his posts have suggested that.

Frankly, I find it creepy that someone would pretend to be an 11-year old.

Seems we were wrong. :D
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2016, 07:40:50 PM »

I could be wrong, so wrong!

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2016, 10:25:10 PM »

I am too lazy to look it up, but where is the northern limit of the I-77 work?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2016, 05:38:01 PM »

I am too lazy to look it up, but where is the northern limit of the I-77 work?
If you mean the express lanes, it ends at Exit 36.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2016, 07:30:56 PM »

Has there been any updates on the US 74 widening project in Charlotte? Original completion date was October 2016, but there's still a ton of work to be done, especially around the Sharon Amity interchange. I'm guessing Spring of 2017 at this rate?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2016, 02:16:40 AM »

Has there been any updates on the US 74 widening project in Charlotte? Original completion date was October 2016, but there's still a ton of work to be done, especially around the Sharon Amity interchange. I'm guessing Spring of 2017 at this rate?

I remember hearing that the original contractor defaulted back around the beginning of this year, and NCDOT had to find another contractor.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2016, 12:50:13 AM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...

Actually, he is the age that he says he is, he was at my road meet and his dad this past April, his real name is Alex.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2016, 12:52:06 AM »

Now to get back on topic, last time I passed through Charlotte was in 2008 and even then I can tell it had grown significantly grown since the mid 90's when I travelled through there regularly on road trips back and forth from York, PA to Columbia\ Sumter, SC
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2016, 11:35:58 AM »

Which suggests that you aren't the age you claim to be...

Actually, he is the age that he says he is, he was at my road meet and his dad this past April, his real name is [deleted].

Dude...some people prefer to be anonymous on here.  Not cool to out their real name, even in defense of their age. :D
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