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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3250 on: December 08, 2019, 05:17:20 PM »

I-587 shields on the wrong mainline
The one thing I agree needs to be fixed.

at-grade intersections (with no turns allowed according to directions mode) in the cloverleaf with US 264
Appearance wise, it's an error, but hard to notice and directions don't mislead. It's more of a minor technical thing, nothing major.

and most of the ramps are white instead of yellow.
Agree it's a nuisance to look at, but it's probably how it's going to stay. They still function properly. The All American Freeway in Fayetteville and the US-74 Monroe Expressway are both like this as well.

It's also supposed to be signed as NC 11 Bypass, but I don't know if Google signs state route bypasses. (I haven't seen any before.)
The other thing they need to fix, agreed, but minor. At least there's nothing misleading, just a lack of info.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3251 on: December 08, 2019, 08:02:10 PM »

http://prntscr.com/q82cmd

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Now we have this error...

If it was called "Greenville NW Bypass" then it would make sense.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3252 on: December 08, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-06-overnight-business-40-closures-winston-salem.aspx

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WINSTON-SALEM – State transportation contractors are planning several overnight lane closures as part of the ongoing work on the Business 40 Improvements project​.

One lane in either direction of the highway will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Tuesday, Dec. 17 until the morning of Friday, Dec. 20, weather permitting.

Crews will begin on eastbound Business 40 at U.S. 52 and work nightly toward Sandy Ridge Road. They will then shift the closure to the westbound side to work back to U.S. 52.

These closures are needed for crews to begin changing exit numbers and mile maker signs. The new exit numbers will follow the U.S. 421 numbering rather than the old Business 40 numbering.

Drivers should slow down when approaching this stretch of Business 40 and be mindful of crews throughout the work zone.
The new exit numbers have been posted on the Business 40 Facebook page and will be posted on https://www.business40nc.com/ on Monday. List from the FB page:

Eastbound US-421 exits (from west to east) with their old and new numbering:

Eastbound US-421 to I-40 East will become Exit # 238 (previously no exit number)
Exit # 2A, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway South, will become Exit # 237B
Exit # 2B, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway North, will become Exit # 237A
Exit # 3A, US-421 to Knollwood Street, will become Exit # 236
Exit # 3B, US-421 to US-158/Stratford Road, will become Exit # 235
Exit # 4, US-421 to Cloverdale Avenue, will become Exit # 234C
Exit # 5A, US-421 to Peters Creek Parkway, will become Exit # 234A
Exit # 5C, US-421 to Marshall Street and Cherry Street, will become Exit # 233B
Exit # 6A, US-421 to US-52 South, will become Exit # 232C
Exit # 6B, US-421 to US-52 North, will become Exit # 232B
Exit # 6C, US-421 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will become Exit # 232A
Exit # 7, US-421 to Lowery Street, will become Exit # 231
Exit # 8, US-421 to US-158/Walkertown/Reidsville, will become Exit # 230
Exit # 10, US-421 to Linville Road, will become Exit # 228
Exit # 12, US-421 to NC-74 West, will become Exit # 227 (even though the signs have not gone up for Exit 12)
Exit # 14, US-421 to Kernersville/South Main Street, will become Exit # 224
Exit # 15, US-421 to NC-66/NC-150/Kernersville/Walkertown, will become Exit # 222
Exit # 17, US-421 to Macy Grove Road, will become Exit # 221

Westbound US-421 exits (from east to west) with their old and new numbering:

Exit # 17, US-421 to Macy Grove Road, will become Exit # 221
Exit # 15, US-421 to NC-66/NC-150/Kernersville/Walkertown, will become Exit # 222
Exit # 14, US-421 to Kernersville/South Main Street, will become Exit # 224
Exit # 12, US-421 to NC-74 West, will become Exit # 227
Exit # 10, US-421 to Linville Road, will become Exit # 228
Exit # 7, US-421 to 5th Street, will become Exit # 231
Exit # 6C, US-421 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will become Exit # 232A
Exit # 6B, US-421 to US-52 North, will become Exit # 232B
Exit # 6A, US-421 to US-52 South, will become Exit # 232C
Exit # 5D, US-421 to Main Street, will become Exit # 233A
Exit # 5C, US-421 to Cherry Street and Marshall Street, will become Exit # 233B
Exit # 5A, US-421 to Peters Creek Parkway, will become Exit # 234A
Exit # 4B, US-421 to West First Street, will become Exit # 234B
Exit # 4A, US-421 to Cloverdale Avenue, will become Exit # 234C
Exit # 3C, US-421 to Stratford Road North, will become Exit # 235A
Exit # 3B, US-421 to Stratford Road South, will become Exit # 235B
Exit # 3A, US-421 to Knollwood Street, will become Exit # 236
Exit # 2B, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway North, will become Exit # 237A
Exit # 2A, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway South, will become Exit # 237B
Exit # 1, US-421 to I-40, will become Exit # 238

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3253 on: December 09, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-06-overnight-business-40-closures-winston-salem.aspx

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WINSTON-SALEM – State transportation contractors are planning several overnight lane closures as part of the ongoing work on the Business 40 Improvements project​.

One lane in either direction of the highway will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Tuesday, Dec. 17 until the morning of Friday, Dec. 20, weather permitting.

Crews will begin on eastbound Business 40 at U.S. 52 and work nightly toward Sandy Ridge Road. They will then shift the closure to the westbound side to work back to U.S. 52.

These closures are needed for crews to begin changing exit numbers and mile maker signs. The new exit numbers will follow the U.S. 421 numbering rather than the old Business 40 numbering.

Drivers should slow down when approaching this stretch of Business 40 and be mindful of crews throughout the work zone.
The new exit numbers have been posted on the Business 40 Facebook page and will be posted on https://www.business40nc.com/ on Monday. List from the FB page:

Eastbound US-421 exits (from west to east) with their old and new numbering:

Eastbound US-421 to I-40 East will become Exit # 238 (previously no exit number)
Exit # 2A, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway South, will become Exit # 237B
Exit # 2B, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway North, will become Exit # 237A
Exit # 3A, US-421 to Knollwood Street, will become Exit # 236
Exit # 3B, US-421 to US-158/Stratford Road, will become Exit # 235
Exit # 4, US-421 to Cloverdale Avenue, will become Exit # 234C
Exit # 5A, US-421 to Peters Creek Parkway, will become Exit # 234A
Exit # 5C, US-421 to Marshall Street and Cherry Street, will become Exit # 233B
Exit # 6A, US-421 to US-52 South, will become Exit # 232C
Exit # 6B, US-421 to US-52 North, will become Exit # 232B
Exit # 6C, US-421 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will become Exit # 232A
Exit # 7, US-421 to Lowery Street, will become Exit # 231
Exit # 8, US-421 to US-158/Walkertown/Reidsville, will become Exit # 230
Exit # 10, US-421 to Linville Road, will become Exit # 228
Exit # 12, US-421 to NC-74 West, will become Exit # 227 (even though the signs have not gone up for Exit 12)
Exit # 14, US-421 to Kernersville/South Main Street, will become Exit # 224
Exit # 15, US-421 to NC-66/NC-150/Kernersville/Walkertown, will become Exit # 222
Exit # 17, US-421 to Macy Grove Road, will become Exit # 221

Westbound US-421 exits (from east to west) with their old and new numbering:

Exit # 17, US-421 to Macy Grove Road, will become Exit # 221
Exit # 15, US-421 to NC-66/NC-150/Kernersville/Walkertown, will become Exit # 222
Exit # 14, US-421 to Kernersville/South Main Street, will become Exit # 224
Exit # 12, US-421 to NC-74 West, will become Exit # 227
Exit # 10, US-421 to Linville Road, will become Exit # 228
Exit # 7, US-421 to 5th Street, will become Exit # 231
Exit # 6C, US-421 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will become Exit # 232A
Exit # 6B, US-421 to US-52 North, will become Exit # 232B
Exit # 6A, US-421 to US-52 South, will become Exit # 232C
Exit # 5D, US-421 to Main Street, will become Exit # 233A
Exit # 5C, US-421 to Cherry Street and Marshall Street, will become Exit # 233B
Exit # 5A, US-421 to Peters Creek Parkway, will become Exit # 234A
Exit # 4B, US-421 to West First Street, will become Exit # 234B
Exit # 4A, US-421 to Cloverdale Avenue, will become Exit # 234C
Exit # 3C, US-421 to Stratford Road North, will become Exit # 235A
Exit # 3B, US-421 to Stratford Road South, will become Exit # 235B
Exit # 3A, US-421 to Knollwood Street, will become Exit # 236
Exit # 2B, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway North, will become Exit # 237A
Exit # 2A, US-421 to Silas Creek Parkway South, will become Exit # 237B
Exit # 1, US-421 to I-40, will become Exit # 238

Here's the press release:

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-09-business-40-exit-number-sign-changes.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3254 on: December 09, 2019, 02:36:21 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3255 on: December 09, 2019, 10:54:56 PM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3256 on: December 09, 2019, 11:02:52 PM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.
You should post this in Fictional Highways.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3257 on: December 10, 2019, 07:34:24 AM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.

Fictionality aside, there's a good chance that when I-795 is finally extended, it gets done straight out from the end of the existing freeway on a new alignment, with the original US 117 being restored to its original continuity feeding onto the US 70 expressway. Two alternatives do have the existing US 117 upgraded immediately south of here, though.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3258 on: December 10, 2019, 09:58:09 AM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.

Fictionality aside, there's a good chance that when I-795 is finally extended, it gets done straight out from the end of the existing freeway on a new alignment, with the original US 117 being restored to its original continuity feeding onto the US 70 expressway. Two alternatives do have the existing US 117 upgraded immediately south of here, though.
Should I make a thread on fictional highways and we can do some alternatives?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3259 on: December 10, 2019, 01:33:43 PM »

There will be a traffic shift tomorrow in Wilmington due to the Military Cutoff Road extension project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-10-wilmington-traffic-shift-military-cutoff.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3260 on: December 10, 2019, 04:36:28 PM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.

Fictionality aside, there's a good chance that when I-795 is finally extended, it gets done straight out from the end of the existing freeway on a new alignment, with the original US 117 being restored to its original continuity feeding onto the US 70 expressway. Two alternatives do have the existing US 117 upgraded immediately south of here, though.
Should I make a thread on fictional highways and we can do some alternatives?
You already made one for Greenville. Rename it and use that.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3261 on: December 10, 2019, 07:03:44 PM »

http://prntscr.com/q8lwku

This is my plan to fix the roads in Goldsboro. Get rid of the old US-117 route and move it to the proposed I-795 route and redesign the interchange.

Fictionality aside, there's a good chance that when I-795 is finally extended, it gets done straight out from the end of the existing freeway on a new alignment, with the original US 117 being restored to its original continuity feeding onto the US 70 expressway. Two alternatives do have the existing US 117 upgraded immediately south of here, though.
Should I make a thread on fictional highways and we can do some alternatives?
You already made one for Greenville. Rename it and use that.
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=26090.0

Since Greenville is where I live, I made a thread like this for other towns.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3262 on: December 11, 2019, 09:32:39 AM »

There will be a traffic shift tomorrow in Wilmington due to the Military Cutoff Road extension project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-10-wilmington-traffic-shift-military-cutoff.aspx

An update on that press release says that it's been postponed until December 17.
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« Reply #3263 on: December 11, 2019, 11:10:24 AM »

There will be a traffic shift tomorrow in Wilmington due to the Military Cutoff Road extension project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-10-wilmington-traffic-shift-military-cutoff.aspx

An update on that press release says that it's been postponed until December 17.

Hopefully someone nearby can confirm if the detour onto the ramp will have two lanes each way or if that was an error in the press release. The Traffic Management Plans had it two lanes southbound, one lane northbound, with a roughly one-lane-wide buffer. I can see how that could easily have been changed.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3264 on: December 13, 2019, 03:19:18 PM »

Due to a ramp replacement project, the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route will shut down on January 6 and is expected to reopen by April 6.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-13-southport-ferry-shutdown.aspx
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« Reply #3265 on: December 14, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »

https://edocs.deq.nc.gov/WaterResources/DocView.aspx?dbid=0&id=120434&page=2&cr=1

Scroll down to page 89 and look at all the alternatives considered for the Greenville Southwest Bypass.
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2001 This 2001 map shows about 10 alternatives (Including upgrade existing, which would widen memorial to 8 lanes and Stantonsburg to 6 lanes)

Also there's an alternative that would have ran through South Central High School!


2002 This 2002 map eliminates 5 alternatives.


2003 This 2003 map adds one alternative (Alternative 5).


2004 This 2004 map shows southern extensions (South of Ayden) alternatives. The reason why I think is because to bypass Food lion and Ayden Middle school.


2006 This 2006 map shows all the southern extensions and eliminates all of the "Northern Ayden" alternatives (Including the "upgrade existing" alternative). Who would think that the north of Ayden alternatives would be enough? IMO, I think so but's fine the way it is right now.



Also, I'm sure the southeast beltway of Greenville would be much smaller if they went for one of the "North of Ayden" alternatives.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3266 on: December 16, 2019, 11:12:39 AM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
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« Reply #3267 on: December 16, 2019, 11:38:48 AM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
Funny, I did both of those routes as well yesterday, along with US-70 between New Bern and Dover, and US-264 between Greenville and I-95.

Very nice result, and projects to upgrade the other two freeway segments I mentioned to interstate standards are going along nicely, the US-70 stretch mostly completed (the very western end doesn't have shoulders yet), and the US-264 stretch is close to halfway done.
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« Reply #3268 on: December 16, 2019, 03:15:50 PM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
Funny, I did both of those routes as well yesterday, along with US-70 between New Bern and Dover, and US-264 between Greenville and I-95.

Very nice result, and projects to upgrade the other two freeway segments I mentioned to interstate standards are going along nicely, the US-70 stretch mostly completed (the very western end doesn't have shoulders yet), and the US-264 stretch is close to halfway done.

You didn’t happen to head towards Mount Olive on US-117 to see how the Country Club Road interchange was coming along, did you? I was hoping to check it out this month while visiting a friend in Goldsboro, but something came up and I had to put off my trip to Goldsboro until sometime early next year (probably January or February).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3269 on: December 16, 2019, 03:31:02 PM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!

Yes I had a chance to drive the Southwest Bypass a couple weeks ago as well. A very beautiful and well done highway.
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« Reply #3270 on: December 16, 2019, 03:45:04 PM »

A little heads-up:

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-13-this-week-ncdot.aspx

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There are now stiffer penalties for drivers who violate the state’s ‘move-over’ law​. The new penalties took effect Dec. 1.

Under the changes, a driver could face prison time if his failure to slow down or move over for a stopped emergency vehicle results in the death or serious injury of another person. The bill also makes it a misdemeanor if someone drives around roadblocks set up because of flooded roads.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3271 on: December 16, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
Funny, I did both of those routes as well yesterday, along with US-70 between New Bern and Dover, and US-264 between Greenville and I-95.

Very nice result, and projects to upgrade the other two freeway segments I mentioned to interstate standards are going along nicely, the US-70 stretch mostly completed (the very western end doesn't have shoulders yet), and the US-264 stretch is close to halfway done.

You didn’t happen to head towards Mount Olive on US-117 to see how the Country Club Road interchange was coming along, did you? I was hoping to check it out this month while visiting a friend in Goldsboro, but something came up and I had to put off my trip to Goldsboro until sometime early next year (probably January or February).
No, I didn’t go down I-795 / US-117 on this particular trip, only US-264. When time allows, I may head down that way in the near future though.

Wasn’t the interchange supposed to be completed by now?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3272 on: December 16, 2019, 10:59:50 PM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
Funny, I did both of those routes as well yesterday, along with US-70 between New Bern and Dover, and US-264 between Greenville and I-95.

Very nice result, and projects to upgrade the other two freeway segments I mentioned to interstate standards are going along nicely, the US-70 stretch mostly completed (the very western end doesn't have shoulders yet), and the US-264 stretch is close to halfway done.

You didn’t happen to head towards Mount Olive on US-117 to see how the Country Club Road interchange was coming along, did you? I was hoping to check it out this month while visiting a friend in Goldsboro, but something came up and I had to put off my trip to Goldsboro until sometime early next year (probably January or February).
No, I didn’t go down I-795 / US-117 on this particular trip, only US-264. When time allows, I may head down that way in the near future though.

Wasn’t the interchange supposed to be completed by now?

Yeah, but it got pushed back till spring. March, if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3273 on: December 16, 2019, 11:29:05 PM »

A little heads-up:

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-13-this-week-ncdot.aspx

What is the penalty for when a large slow truck going below the speed limit moves over a lane and causes everyone else to slam on their brakes?

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New Penalties Take Effect

There are now stiffer penalties for drivers who violate the state’s ‘move-over’ law​. The new penalties took effect Dec. 1.

Under the changes, a driver could face prison time if his failure to slow down or move over for a stopped emergency vehicle results in the death or serious injury of another person. The bill also makes it a misdemeanor if someone drives around roadblocks set up because of flooded roads.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3274 on: December 16, 2019, 11:29:48 PM »

I drove on the Greenville SW Bypass for the first time yesterday.  I love how they bypassed Winterville & Ayden in addition to Greenville, now there is only one traffic light between the northern edge of Greenville and the northern edge of Kinston via the SW Bypass.

I also drove on the new US 17 route between New Bern & Jacksonville, the new route saves over 10 minutes over the old 2 lane route. AMAZING!
Funny, I did both of those routes as well yesterday, along with US-70 between New Bern and Dover, and US-264 between Greenville and I-95.

Very nice result, and projects to upgrade the other two freeway segments I mentioned to interstate standards are going along nicely, the US-70 stretch mostly completed (the very western end doesn't have shoulders yet), and the US-264 stretch is close to halfway done.

You didn’t happen to head towards Mount Olive on US-117 to see how the Country Club Road interchange was coming along, did you? I was hoping to check it out this month while visiting a friend in Goldsboro, but something came up and I had to put off my trip to Goldsboro until sometime early next year (probably January or February).
No, I didn’t go down I-795 / US-117 on this particular trip, only US-264. When time allows, I may head down that way in the near future though.

Wasn’t the interchange supposed to be completed by now?

Yeah, but it got pushed back till spring. March, if I'm not mistaken.
The original completion date, according to the NCDOT project listing, was March 2020. The project as of Oct. 31 was 91.2% complete, the completion date is now listed as the end of January 2021. The interchange probably will open though before the project is officially completed.

 


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