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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #150 on: January 08, 2022, 10:32:44 AM »

Also to chime in on the last two, you also have the same design interchange at US 15 and I-26. Two of the same exchange for the meeting of two completely different road types.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2022, 10:41:08 AM »

I realize that South of Petersburg it still may be like that in Southern VA, but other than SC's section, NC's is about the the worst along the entirety of the interstate.

The SC section of 95 may be the worst section of interstate I have ever been on. The I-26/I-95 interchange was built and then hasn't been touched since.

I've never had a problem going thru the interchange. Are you more perturbed it's a cloverleaf than actually having issues travelling thru the area?
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #152 on: January 08, 2022, 10:48:59 AM »

The movements between I-95 North and I-26 West, and I-95 South and I-26 East are busy enough to warrant flyovers.

The problem isnít for through traffic on I-95 as much, itís those movements. Iíve seen backups for exiting traffic in the past, particularly on busier weekends.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #153 on: January 08, 2022, 11:15:00 AM »

Also to chime in on the last two, you also have the same design interchange at US 15 and I-26. Two of the same exchange for the meeting of two completely different road types.

As I had just stated in the South Carolina thread, the US 15 cloverleaf is a lot older than I-95.  Until I-95 was built, US 15 was the only route.  Therefore at the time it warranted a cloverleaf, but now it most certainly does not.  Or maybe SCDOT had higher hopes for the Holly Hill area in general that never panned out.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #154 on: January 08, 2022, 11:20:25 AM »

The movements between I-95 North and I-26 West, and I-95 South and I-26 East are busy enough to warrant flyovers.

The problem isnít for through traffic on I-95 as much, itís those movements. Iíve seen backups for exiting traffic in the past, particularly on busier weekends.

If we're talking busier weekends only, there may not be much justification to spending the money for flyovers for a handful of weekends.

If SC decides to widen 95, then they can give that a much closer look.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #155 on: January 08, 2022, 11:26:03 AM »

SCDOT is actively studying widening a significant portion of I-26, including improvements to the I-95 interchange.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #156 on: January 08, 2022, 12:51:03 PM »

The movements between I-95 North and I-26 West, and I-95 South and I-26 East are busy enough to warrant flyovers.

The problem isnít for through traffic on I-95 as much, itís those movements. Iíve seen backups for exiting traffic in the past, particularly on busier weekends.

No idea what traffic counts are needed to warrant a flyover but the figures for these two movements:

95 NB to 26 WB: 14,000 (2020), up from 9,300 (2018)
95 SB to 26 EB: 5,700 (2020), up from 4,100 (2018)

Source: https://scdottrafficdata.drakewell.com/publicmultinodemap.asp

With the new Volvo plant near Ridgeville, I expect the 95 SB to 26 EB traffic to increase.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #157 on: January 08, 2022, 02:50:33 PM »

Sorry if people can't see my photos.
Flickr is NOT working at the moment.  :ded:
EDIT: I was trying to upload my I95 photos from last Christmas, but it says Uploading failed. on Flickr.  :colorful:
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #158 on: January 08, 2022, 02:52:04 PM »

SCDOT is actively studying widening a significant portion of I-26, including improvements to the I-95 interchange.
Also provides a pleasantly sounded bridge over the Pee-Dee river.  :-D :D
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #159 on: January 08, 2022, 03:39:21 PM »

Wouldn't a flyover ramp be warranted from I-95 south to US-264 East/I-795 south?

Regarding I-95 in SC, it's certainly not as bad over there as it is here near Fayetteville and Lumberton.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #160 on: January 08, 2022, 08:03:07 PM »

Wouldn't a flyover ramp be warranted from I-95 south to US-264 East/I-795 south?

Regarding I-95 in SC, it's certainly not as bad over there as it is here near Fayetteville and Lumberton.

The concrete pavement is very rough from about Yemassee to about Canadys.  Basically all of Hampton and Colleton Counties.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2022, 10:19:02 PM »

Wouldn't a flyover ramp be warranted from I-95 south to US-264 East/I-795 south?

Regarding I-95 in SC, it's certainly not as bad over there as it is here near Fayetteville and Lumberton.

The concrete pavement is very rough from about Yemassee to about Canadys.  Basically all of Hampton and Colleton Counties.


Was up that way last month and didn’t even notice the rough concrete there.


Did notice though in Kenly, NC that the bridge carrying Truck Stop Road over I-95 was replaced with a newer one to accommodate future widening of the freeway.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #162 on: January 08, 2022, 10:51:06 PM »

Wouldn't a flyover ramp be warranted from I-95 south to US-264 East/I-795 south?

Regarding I-95 in SC, it's certainly not as bad over there as it is here near Fayetteville and Lumberton.

The concrete pavement is very rough from about Yemassee to about Canadys.  Basically all of Hampton and Colleton Counties.


Was up that way last month and didnít even notice the rough concrete there.


Did notice though in Kenly, NC that the bridge carrying Truck Stop Road over I-95 was replaced with a newer one to accommodate future widening of the freeway.
I saw that too, and I remember taking pictures from when they were starting the widening. So naturally, I saw all the construction taking place between Fayetteville and Benson on this past trip. I even saw the Sunset Avenue interchange extension to Exit 138.

As for South Carolina, I didn't pay too much attention to the pavement condition. I was more focused on the traffic jam that caused me and other drivers to take detours onto the frontage between Exits 22 and 33, and US 17 and 21 in both directions.

CLARIFICATION NOTE: I didn't actually take the frontage road this time, but others did. I did take the detour on US 17 and 21 though.

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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #163 on: January 09, 2022, 11:05:08 PM »

Another thing I didnít notice when traveling through Dunn.  Is Pope Road exit SB still open? I know itís supposed to close in favor of service roads to connect to it via US 421 and NC 55 to eliminate the weaving issues between the two ramps, but I could swear it was closed, but still not sure.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #164 on: January 09, 2022, 11:07:36 PM »

Another thing I didnít notice when traveling through Dunn.  Is Pope Road exit SB still open? I know itís supposed to close in favor of service roads to connect to it via US 421 and NC 55 to eliminate the weaving issues between the two ramps, but I could swear it was closed, but still not sure.

I think it is closed.  Iíll be going through there a week from tomorrow so I can verify.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2022, 10:28:30 AM »

I realize that South of Petersburg it still may be like that in Southern VA, but other than SC's section, NC's is about the the worst along the entirety of the interstate.

The SC section of 95 may be the worst section of interstate I have ever been on. The I-26/I-95 interchange was built and then hasn't been touched since.

Actually it is very nice if you like parking lots. But if you want to travel at a constant speed it is horrible. But there are those here who will point out that the road is perfectly adequate for the traffic volume and that holiday travel/traffic jams are only an occasional anomaly. Both I-95 from Georgia to I-26 and I-26 from I-95 west to the current three-lane section need additional lanes, along with a rebuild of the I-26 interchange for south to west movement.
 
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #166 on: January 15, 2022, 08:12:12 AM »

Another thing I didnít notice when traveling through Dunn.  Is Pope Road exit SB still open? I know itís supposed to close in favor of service roads to connect to it via US 421 and NC 55 to eliminate the weaving issues between the two ramps, but I could swear it was closed, but still not sure.

I think it is closed.  Iíll be going through there a week from tomorrow so I can verify.


I drove 95 SB through NC yesterday. There is no substantive work at exits 72-73 and exit configurations remain as they have been for years.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #167 on: January 15, 2022, 08:44:05 PM »

Regarding the first project, Exit 56 to Exit 81, NCDOT has released revised interchange designs for Exit 61, 65, 55, and 58.




https://poll.cityzenapp.us/7963/
Despite plans for the 8 lane bridge for the Murphy Road Interchange, it won't be built. Current plans show that it will just be a culvert. Same thing with Murphy Road.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #168 on: January 17, 2022, 06:31:49 PM »

As seen in this proposal, I-95 north of I-40 to US-70 Business (possibly to Kenly) is planned to be expanded to 8 lanes.

https://ncdot.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?layers=8623ff32a0a249c79a106dfb12dc83b2

Going to require replacing all of the bridges including the ones that I-40 intersects.

Also, in Dortches, will also be 8 lanes. Bridges may have to be replaced depending on the median width. If it's less than 70 feet, then yes.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2022, 05:20:09 AM »

However, this interchange and the bridge length is fine. It was built in the mid 2000s and can accommodate 8 through lanes of I-95.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4394875,-78.4198812,234m/data=!3m1!1e3

That interchange replaced the old Four Oaks interchange that was just south of there, I think to Hockaday Mill Road.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #170 on: January 30, 2022, 07:12:37 AM »

However, this interchange and the bridge length is fine. It was built in the mid 2000s and can accommodate 8 through lanes of I-95.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4394875,-78.4198812,234m/data=!3m1!1e3

That interchange replaced the old Four Oaks interchange that was just south of there, I think to Hockaday Mill Road.
Both interchanges were half diamonds.
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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #171 on: February 02, 2022, 05:26:53 AM »

Skip to pages 29, and 30 and the 8 lane bridge (the bridge will be built to accommodate 10 lanes) for Reese Creek is back, once again!

Same thing with Murphy Road going over it, as seen in pages 43 and 44.

https://xfer.services.ncdot.gov/pdea/PermApps/I-5986A%20Individual%20Modification%20Cumberland%20County%20February%201%202022.pdf

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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #172 on: April 23, 2022, 10:25:05 AM »

However, this interchange and the bridge length is fine. It was built in the mid 2000s and can accommodate 8 through lanes of I-95.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4394875,-78.4198812,234m/data=!3m1!1e3

That interchange replaced the old Four Oaks interchange that was just south of there, I think to Hockaday Mill Road.
Both interchanges were half diamonds.
Does anybody have any images of the old Hockaday Mill Road ramps? All I was able to get is the abandoned ramp right-of-ways.

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Re: I-95 Widening in North Carolina
« Reply #173 on: April 24, 2022, 10:27:14 AM »

However, this interchange and the bridge length is fine. It was built in the mid 2000s and can accommodate 8 through lanes of I-95.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4394875,-78.4198812,234m/data=!3m1!1e3

That interchange replaced the old Four Oaks interchange that was just south of there, I think to Hockaday Mill Road.
Both interchanges were half diamonds.
Does anybody have any images of the old Hockaday Mill Road ramps? All I was able to get is the abandoned ramp right-of-ways.



Historic Aerials has images of the 2 half-diamonds.

Vintage Aerials, which would have closer in shots does not have any of that area that show any part of either diamond.
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