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sprjus4

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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #1025 on: April 13, 2022, 11:07:21 PM »

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Thatís not exactly the plan - although I agree it should be. The existing frontage roads will be retained and kept 2 way while the mainline is upgraded into a six lane freeway. At interchanges, the frontage roads will curve away from the main intersection to leave room for tight traditional ramps.

They'll have to buy and clear quite a few properties near the intersection corners to do that. Tight slip ramps at various points along the way would be easier. I suppose those wouldn't be up to current geometry standards though.

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The second segment between the southern end of this project and the Havelock Bypass is scheduled to begin construction next year. A similar design will be used, though it will transition back to a 4 lane mainline design with a 46 foot median. The bridges appear to be designed with a third center lane for future expansion, however.

I wouldn't think there would be enough space for a 46' wide median, much less any kind of grassy median at all. I pretty much expected the opposing main lanes to be divided by a concrete Jersey barrier along all the portions flanked by frontage roads.
If you go on the project websites, all of the design plans should be posted.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #1026 on: May 04, 2022, 08:47:21 PM »

Wilsons Mills freeway upgrade.

Approaching the future Swift Creek Rd. interchange.


Approaching the future Wilsons Mills Rd. interchange.






Look at those big, broad shoulders (Dover).


Clearing right-of-way for James City freeway upgrade.






Havelock Bypass
west interchange going eastbound


east interchange going eastbound


east interchange going westbound

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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #1027 on: Today at 11:20:08 AM »

Will the BP station have to shut down east of US 70 Business near Smithfield where that one at grade is that got itís median closed to prevent cross traffic?
https://goo.gl/maps/krnjKyN1mgKQ59ae7

I imagine that this will not be bypassed but upgraded.
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