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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2800 on: July 26, 2019, 05:49:55 PM »

Google Streetview is now showing the new 10th Street Connector in Greenville. Images dated April 2019.

https://goo.gl/maps/bRqYsuuZXq6AQ96f9
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2801 on: July 26, 2019, 05:56:12 PM »

Google Streetview is now showing the new 10th Street Connector in Greenville. Images dated April 2019.

https://goo.gl/maps/bRqYsuuZXq6AQ96f9
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6082157,-77.3843695,3a,75y,286.24h,79.55t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFAEJUGiA_epsvhYhGG2VaQ!2e0!5s20190301T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Looks like the guy who did the March 2019 imagery got lost and ended up on the road when it was still closed to traffic. AND they still posted it  :spin:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2802 on: July 26, 2019, 06:44:32 PM »

Google Streetview is now showing the new 10th Street Connector in Greenville. Images dated April 2019.

https://goo.gl/maps/bRqYsuuZXq6AQ96f9

Just saw that, thanks. Finally, all of it is updated!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2803 on: July 27, 2019, 12:10:15 AM »

Google Streetview is now showing the new 10th Street Connector in Greenville. Images dated April 2019.

https://goo.gl/maps/bRqYsuuZXq6AQ96f9

Just saw that, thanks. Finally, all of it is updated!
Dangit. That means that horizontal five section signal is gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6072175,-77.3799057,3a,39.3y,344.01h,102.89t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swz462WIURly7ci6zb86Txw!2e0!5s20130501T000000!7i13312!8i6656
That must've been the only one in the entire state.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2804 on: July 27, 2019, 12:57:29 AM »

Google Streetview is now showing the new 10th Street Connector in Greenville. Images dated April 2019.

https://goo.gl/maps/bRqYsuuZXq6AQ96f9

Just saw that, thanks. Finally, all of it is updated!
Dangit. That means that horizontal five section signal is gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6072175,-77.3799057,3a,39.3y,344.01h,102.89t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swz462WIURly7ci6zb86Txw!2e0!5s20130501T000000!7i13312!8i6656
That must've been the only one in the entire state.

There's more on Allen Rd/Dickinson Ave/Greenville Blvd junction:

Well, it's not 5-signal but it's horizontals.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5770144,-77.4313029,3a,75y,109.98h,91.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3tD5Y-bxX0wC0fU2Lfv70A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2805 on: July 29, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »

A preconstruction public meeting is being held in Raleigh this Thursday regarding the I-440 widening project, as well as a grade separation at Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-07-29-i-440-preconstruction-public-meeting.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2806 on: July 29, 2019, 01:42:28 PM »

A preconstruction public meeting is being held in Raleigh this Thursday regarding the I-440 widening project, as well as a grade separation at Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-07-29-i-440-preconstruction-public-meeting.aspx

I swear, that prohect is way overdue and I think it has been edited many times. Construction was to start in 2018 but it got pushed back twice.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2807 on: July 29, 2019, 04:59:49 PM »

I wish they'd post the map showing the Blue Ridge/Hillsborough/railroad grade separation. It will be interesting to see how they propose to pull that one off.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2808 on: July 29, 2019, 08:15:46 PM »

^ I sent the project manager an email about the lack of maps for that Blue Ridge/Hillsborough project.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2809 on: July 30, 2019, 08:27:47 PM »

^ I sent the project manager an email about the lack of maps for that Blue Ridge/Hillsborough project.

Thanks
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2810 on: July 31, 2019, 02:30:42 AM »

Split out the recent I-40/I-77 interchange posts, after I recalled that we had a old thread on the subject.  Just had to find it first.  :sombrero:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7423.0

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2811 on: July 31, 2019, 04:15:16 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a contract to widen I-26 between Brevard Road in Asheville and the Henderson County line.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-07-31-contract-awarded-i-26-buncombe.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2812 on: July 31, 2019, 04:29:31 PM »

I wish they'd post the map showing the Blue Ridge/Hillsborough/railroad grade separation. It will be interesting to see how they propose to pull that one off.

The project manager got back to me saying that the map has been posted, though they label it as "Map 6/Walnut St to Wade Ave" on the I-440 Open House Maps page.

Looks like the plan is for Blue Ridge Rd to go underneath Beryl Rd, the rail tracks, and Hillsborough.  A 5-lane connector road in the northeast quadrant will connect Blue Ridge Rd with Hillsborough.  The Gregory Poole company (SW quadrant of Blue Ridge/Beryl) will have a replacement access opposite Pylon Drive.  Pylon Drive will also serve as the connector between Blue Ridge Rd and Beryl Rd.

Though some right-of-way will be needed along all roadways, the only buildings that will be taken out are the Shell station & Quality Mart in the southeast quadrant of Blue Ridge/Beryl.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2813 on: August 01, 2019, 04:21:15 PM »

Heads up for those that might use the Pope Road exit on I-95 in Dunn.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-08-01-harnett-county-i-95-bridge-damaged.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2814 on: August 02, 2019, 07:12:59 AM »

Heads up for those that might use the Pope Road exit on I-95 in Dunn.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-08-01-harnett-county-i-95-bridge-damaged.aspx

When the heck is NCDOT going to award the contract to widen this outdated train wreck of an interstate?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2815 on: August 02, 2019, 07:15:21 AM »

^ When you have a couple billion dollars to give them...
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2816 on: August 02, 2019, 07:32:06 AM »

^ When you have a couple billion dollars to give them...

I thought I had heard that it was really going to happen soon, specifically in the area from BL 95 north of Fayetteville to I-40 at Benson, which would include Dunn.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2817 on: August 02, 2019, 07:38:20 AM »

Yes, that specific section will be happening soon, though Dunn to Benson won't go to contract until next year.  But that's the only section currently funded.  Lumberton to Fayetteville is also "actively" proposed, but that won't happen until "after 2027"...
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2818 on: August 02, 2019, 11:51:47 AM »

Heads up for those that might use the Pope Road exit on I-95 in Dunn.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-08-01-harnett-county-i-95-bridge-damaged.aspx

When the heck is NCDOT going to award the contract to widen this outdated train wreck of an interstate?
Two contracts for two segments totaling 25 miles are being awarded this fall and next summer actually. Widening to 8-lanes and replacing most overpasses and redesigning most interchanges in that 25 mile section between I-40 and Business I-95 are apart of this $709 million project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-95-widening/Pages/default.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2819 on: August 02, 2019, 02:49:18 PM »

The NC 24/27 Troy Bypass in Montgomery County is to open next week:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-08-02-troy-bypass-opens-next-week.aspx

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« Reply #2820 on: August 02, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »

The NC 24/27 Troy Bypass in Montgomery County is to open next week:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-08-02-troy-bypass-opens-next-week.aspx
Dang, only $45 million for 6.6 miles? That's only $6.8 million per mile... Granted, it's not a full freeway but still is new location divided highway.

Disagree with the speed limit only being 55 mph though, should be the maximum allowable 60 mph given it's a limited-access roadway. The US-17 widening south of New Bern is using the existing non-limited-access highway and even that's going to be 60 mph. Wouldn't be shocked if they increase it in a few years.

Then again, the 2 signals on the bypass could have impacted the decision to raise it... IMO, it could be 60 mph on the straightaways and lower to 55 mph by the signals, or just hold 60 mph through the signals. Even Virginia does that on non-limited-access stretches, 60 mph thru signals. Florida will post 65 mph on non-limited-access stretches and lower to 55 mph near the signals then go back up.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2821 on: August 03, 2019, 01:00:24 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2822 on: August 03, 2019, 05:33:35 PM »

NCDOT to move hundreds of graves in Lee County for highway expansion: https://abc11.com/5438745/?ex_cid=TA_WTVD_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d45939fffeb9a00013b5d82&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

That's a bummer. I wish they bypassed it because I was thinking it was a non-starter at first.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2823 on: August 03, 2019, 05:40:31 PM »

NCDOT to move hundreds of graves in Lee County for highway expansion: https://abc11.com/5438745/?ex_cid=TA_WTVD_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d45939fffeb9a00013b5d82&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

That's a bummer. I wish they bypassed it because I was thinking it was a non-starter at first.
It would be a bit of a task to bypass it... for one you have the interchange with US-421 / NC-87 to the right, and different developments and warehouses all around it. If it was in a rural area, I could see a bypass being appropriate, but here, relocation of the graves is the best option. It sucks, it really does and I completely understand the position the people affected are in, but there's no other good options.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2824 on: August 03, 2019, 08:09:49 PM »

In Greenville, I see the 10th st connector is complete and Farmville Blvd renamed to 10th st, why not rename Stantonsburg Rd 10 st and have Stantonsburg Rd end at the highway? That would gratefully relieve confusion.
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