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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2018, 09:03:52 AM »

Please tell me that they'll switch to I-840 exit numbers once the loop is completed so I-73 won't exit itself.  :no:  If not, this belongs in Redesign this!

Here's one of the photos taken by Strider at the start I-840 East at Bryan Blvd:
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2018, 11:01:46 AM »

Unfortunately, no. That is the plan... However, when approaching I-840/Bryan interchange going south on I-73, both exits for Bryan Blvd East and I-840 East are left exits.

I-73 also exits itself at the I-85/I-73/US 220 interchange south of Greensboro, however.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2018, 04:12:38 PM »

I-73 still has a long way to go before it dethrones I-80 as the Interstate system's reigning TOTSO king!
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2018, 09:46:42 AM »

Love the pavement markings.  DIY lanes.

With all the state's various Interstate (and otherwise) projects, maybe they didn't have enough $$ left to sand down the old lane markings!  Looks a bit like a railroad diverging point!
LOL...true. Then again, this is a remnant from the days when I-840 ended at Bryan Boulevard.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2018, 06:34:19 PM »

Love the pavement markings.  DIY lanes.

With all the state's various Interstate (and otherwise) projects, maybe they didn't have enough $$ left to sand down the old lane markings!  Looks a bit like a railroad diverging point!
LOL...true. Then again, this is a remnant from the days when I-840 ended at Bryan Boulevard.
Well, it's still a mistake, and it should be corrected.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2018, 07:49:31 PM »

There are also sign plans in the Part 2 document for I-40 since it appears NCDOT has decided to remove the Business 85 designation from that route and US 29-70 heading south back to I-85.

Any idea when that's happening? I finally clinched this route Friday (was missing the part east of US 29/70/220) and it doesn't look like there have been any changes yet.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2018, 09:47:30 PM »

They're just gonna keep redesignating the Greensboro area expressways until the end of time, aren't they? :P
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2018, 11:54:55 AM »

There are also sign plans in the Part 2 document for I-40 since it appears NCDOT has decided to remove the Business 85 designation from that route and US 29-70 heading south back to I-85.

Any idea when that's happening? I finally clinched this route Friday (was missing the part east of US 29/70/220) and it doesn't look like there have been any changes yet.
Probably not until work is completed on the last Loop segment in 2022.  Business 85 has a few more years of life to it.

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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2018, 12:28:22 PM »

They're just gonna keep redesignating the Greensboro area expressways until the end of time, aren't they? :P

If it were up to me, I would’ve kept I-85 on it’s former alignment through Greensboro and signed the entire loop as I-840 (I-73 & I-785 overlaps notwithstanding). At least the loop would then have one consistent interstate number.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2018, 06:07:56 PM »

They're just gonna keep redesignating the Greensboro area expressways until the end of time, aren't they? :P

If it were up to me, I would’ve kept I-85 on it’s former alignment through Greensboro and signed the entire loop as I-840 (I-73 & I-785 overlaps notwithstanding). At least the loop would then have one consistent interstate number.
I support the current arrangement because it tends to deflect the I-85 through traffic away from the Death Valley stretch of I-40.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2018, 08:11:19 PM »

As I recall, that was the primary rationale for building that segment of the Greensboro Loop as an I-85 relocation.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2018, 12:35:58 PM »

Death Valley is only about 2.5 miles long, and once the northern loop is complete, Greensboro will have so many fantastic freeway bypass options, none of which are currently choked with traffic (even at rush hour!) that it's almost ridiculous. They should just hurry up, close it, and reconstruct all in one fell swoop, before traffic gets worse.. Should take a year and a half at most. Current plans have this project starting in 2022. Hopefully traffic won't be too much worse by then.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2018, 01:36:08 PM »

Death Valley is only about 2.5 miles long, and once the northern loop is complete, Greensboro will have so many fantastic freeway bypass options, none of which are currently choked with traffic (even at rush hour!) that it's almost ridiculous. They should just hurry up, close it, and reconstruct all in one fell swoop, before traffic gets worse.. Should take a year and a half at most. Current plans have this project starting in 2022. Hopefully traffic won't be too much worse by then.



Also, they plan on rebuild the 2.5 miles of Death Valley section of I-40 in the later years (replacing all bridges and widen the road), starting with the bridge replacement over Buffalo Creek in 2019.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2018, 11:32:03 AM »

NCDOT press release has link to video of groundbreaking for last section of Greensboro Loop:
https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=15247

 


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