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Re: Interstate 73/74
« Reply #1300 on: June 04, 2020, 02:34:31 PM »

Are there any recent flyover videos of the construction progress?
Not a flyover, but this video was filmed in March-April 2020 driving the length of US-421 Salem Pkwy.


Around 14:00, you can see progress on the I-74 interchange.
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Re: Interstate 73/74
« Reply #1301 on: June 12, 2020, 04:58:55 PM »

The new Hallsboro Road interchange along US 74/76 (Future I-74) has opened:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-06-12-columbus-county-interchange-opens.aspx

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Re: Interstate 73/74
« Reply #1302 on: June 12, 2020, 05:07:17 PM »

The new Hallsboro Road interchange along US 74/76 (Future I-74) has opened:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-06-12-columbus-county-interchange-opens.aspx
If the other interchange projects are any indication, they should be extending the 70 mph zone approximately 4 miles east to the Chauncey Town Rd intersection.

In reality, the entire highway should be 70 mph even with intersections, but due to artificial laws, it must be capped at 60 mph.
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Re: Interstate 73/74
« Reply #1303 on: June 13, 2020, 08:58:39 AM »

The new Hallsboro Road interchange along US 74/76 (Future I-74) has opened:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-06-12-columbus-county-interchange-opens.aspx
If the other interchange projects are any indication, they should be extending the 70 mph zone approximately 4 miles east to the Chauncey Town Rd intersection.

In reality, the entire highway should be 70 mph even with intersections, but due to artificial laws, it must be capped at 60 mph.

I would also recommend that the at-grade parts of US 421 from Greensboro to Siler City and then between Siler City and Sanford need to be raised to 70 too, 60 is painly slow on these rural wide roads, but that would be a pipe dream because NCDOT only has the bypasses of Siler City and Sanford at 65 to begin with.  NCDOT hates to sign things at 70 MPH for some weird reason.
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Re: Interstate 73/74
« Reply #1304 on: June 23, 2020, 04:44:49 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-06-23-i-74-surry-repair.aspx

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​MOUNT AIRY – A section of westbound Interstate 74 in Surry County will close this evening in order for N.C. Department of Transportation crews to repair a broken pipe under I-74 between exit 11 and exit 8.

Crews will dig into the interstate, remove the broken concrete pipe, install a new pipe, fill the cavity and resurface the area. NCDOT engineers estimate the operation to take two or three days depending on weather.

Westbound I-74 traffic heading to I-77 from U.S. 52 North is encouraged to stay on U.S. 52 North, exit off onto N.C. 89 and head west to I-74/77. All remaining westbound I-74 traffic will take exit 11 onto U.S. 601 North, then turn left onto U.S. 52 North, exit off onto N.C. 89, and follow N.C. 89 West back to I-74/I-77.

Transportation officials advise drivers to plan the detour into their commute and to follow all posted signs.
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