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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4150 on: July 21, 2021, 09:08:21 PM »

So, a design build contract was awarded about 7 weeks ago to rebuild a bridge near my home on Sugar Loaf Rd, any guess until I see construction work.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4151 on: July 22, 2021, 06:35:44 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4152 on: July 22, 2021, 11:24:13 PM »

Guess everyone is incapable of cleaning up after themselves?

https://www.wnct.com/local-news/online-originals-ncdot-picks-up-8-million-pounds-of-litter-on-track-to-break-record/

There need to be more public advertising campaigns reminding our dumb general population that littering is what losers do. It's so inconsiderate of others to defile the landscape for everyone to enjoy because of your self-centered laziness.

Unfortunately roadside litter is tame compared to a large contingent here in Atlanta who toss their take out containers' right out their car window into parking lots all over town. It's a disheartening regression for civilized humans that's you see multiple times a day.

I always pick up what I can become the more people see it left on the pavement, the more normal and acceptable it becomes to people and I can't let that happen while I still here on this earth.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4154 on: July 24, 2021, 12:12:41 AM »

It's time to rein tolbs in.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4155 on: July 24, 2021, 12:43:31 AM »

WTF?!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.2984995,-78.3884025,3a,76.3y,225.8h,96.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1synoGT4gWcTnheZlbukrZKQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Those lights are new and are in flashing mode still to get people used to them before they come online (hence why the STOP signs are still there).  This would have been obvious to you if just looked at the main road and looked at the Jan '19 imagery showing them installing the new lights.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4156 on: July 24, 2021, 01:37:24 AM »

WTF?!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.2984995,-78.3884025,3a,76.3y,225.8h,96.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1synoGT4gWcTnheZlbukrZKQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Those lights are new and are in flashing mode still to get people used to them before they come online (hence why the STOP signs are still there).  This would have been obvious to you if just looked at the main road and looked at the Jan '19 imagery showing them installing the new lights.
I kinda figured that because it confused me at first like wtf are they doing? lol
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4157 on: July 24, 2021, 05:11:01 PM »

Btw, Parts of Raleigh especially where the Complete 540 is, has new imagery on Google Earth.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4158 on: July 25, 2021, 10:08:02 AM »

North Carolina has 100 counties - but there are a few that never came to be.  One of those counties is Hooper County.  In 1851, the state legislature passed a measure to create Hooper County out of Richmond and Robeson Counties.  However, voters in both counties rejected the plan, and Hooper County never came to be.

Hooper County would have been named after William Hooper - one of the three North Carolinians that signed the Declaration of Independence.

More details here:
https://www.carolinaxroads.com/2021/07/hooper-county-county-that-never-was.html
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4159 on: July 26, 2021, 02:24:29 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4160 on: July 26, 2021, 02:35:41 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

Tried Historicaerials.com?

2006-08-09 versions all look decent over Greenville.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4161 on: July 26, 2021, 02:43:21 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

Tried Historicaerials.com?

2006-08-09 versions all look decent over Greenville.
Yes and are there any more than that?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4162 on: July 26, 2021, 03:59:11 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

The county's online parcel viewer has what appears to be 0.5 ft or 1 ft aerial imagery from 2004.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4163 on: July 26, 2021, 04:25:54 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

The county's online parcel viewer has what appears to be 0.5 ft or 1 ft aerial imagery from 2004.
I'm surprised Orthoimagery missed Pitt county.

Google Earth and Historic Aerials 2005 and 2006 imagery for Pitt county is poor quality. Thanks.

I wish you can bring this onto Google Earth, but I don't know how.

Edit: It probably IS Orthoimagery, apparently this did not take me directly to it and it doesn't show Pitt County.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4164 on: July 26, 2021, 06:55:38 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

The county's online parcel viewer has what appears to be 0.5 ft or 1 ft aerial imagery from 2004.
I'm surprised Orthoimagery missed Pitt county.

Google Earth and Historic Aerials 2005 and 2006 imagery for Pitt county is poor quality. Thanks.

I wish you can bring this onto Google Earth, but I don't know how.

Edit: It probably IS Orthoimagery, apparently this did not take me directly to it and it doesn't show Pitt County.

It doesn't look like their REST service supports KML/KMZ queries, but you can bring the service into the ArcGIS online map viewer and turn layers on and off as needed, change base map, transparency, etc.

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgis.pittcountync.gov%2Fgis%2Frest%2Fservices%2FOPIS%2FOPIS%2FMapServer&source=sd
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4165 on: July 26, 2021, 07:19:10 PM »

Does Pitt County have any imagery from the mid 2000s that are clear?

The county's online parcel viewer has what appears to be 0.5 ft or 1 ft aerial imagery from 2004.
I'm surprised Orthoimagery missed Pitt county.

Google Earth and Historic Aerials 2005 and 2006 imagery for Pitt county is poor quality. Thanks.

I wish you can bring this onto Google Earth, but I don't know how.

Edit: It probably IS Orthoimagery, apparently this did not take me directly to it and it doesn't show Pitt County.

It doesn't look like their REST service supports KML/KMZ queries, but you can bring the service into the ArcGIS online map viewer and turn layers on and off as needed, change base map, transparency, etc.

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgis.pittcountync.gov%2Fgis%2Frest%2Fservices%2FOPIS%2FOPIS%2FMapServer&source=sd
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4166 on: July 26, 2021, 09:33:21 PM »

I wonder if it's possible to move US-258 going back though Farmville? What's the purpose of putting it on the freeway anyhow?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4167 on: July 27, 2021, 01:34:04 AM »

^ You been to downtown Farmville?  Ever seen a truck or large vehicle try to navigate the turn 258 used to take there?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4168 on: July 27, 2021, 02:01:53 AM »

^ You been to downtown Farmville?  Ever seen a truck or large vehicle try to navigate the turn 258 used to take there?
Yeah, I've seen one made a very wide turn and even hit a curb. Maybe they should fix the exit signs.

Why can't they just make a "truck route"?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4169 on: July 28, 2021, 05:55:46 PM »

I noticed on Capital Blvd near Peace St. in Raleigh that the U-turn has time limits - No U-turn btwn 400pm-600pm

I dont know exactly where this was because I had to make a detour off my route. Has anyone seen this anywhere else?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4170 on: July 29, 2021, 12:25:04 AM »

A lot of cities sometimes have restrictions that are only in effect during Rush Hour.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4171 on: August 03, 2021, 11:10:20 PM »

The Salem Parkway upgrade in Winston-Salem was one of just 16 out of 173 nominees nationwide to win a Grand Award in the national 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards​ competition. More in this NCDOT press release:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-08-02-salem-parkway-project-wins-national-award.aspx

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4172 on: August 04, 2021, 03:13:25 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4173 on: August 04, 2021, 03:39:36 PM »

A lot of cities sometimes have restrictions that are only in effect during Rush Hour.

Well, Raleigh may have improved the timing of the signals on big thoroughfares like Capital, but I swear the the lights need to cycle through the phases faster or get some damn metal sensors in the pavement. Every light near Capital and on it forces people to wait like 3 minutes for every phase, even on the side roads like near Plantation Pointe shopping center.

I couldn't handle the long waits and started just doing anything to avoid waiting so long.

Atlanta slows down lights changing during morning and evening rush with is good to maximize throughput, but the rest of the day they will change quickly for detected cars.

Too much of people's lives is spent at stoplights.

Very conservatively say 5 lights a day at 2 minutes per light. 10 minutes a day x 30,  300 minutes per month 3600 minutes a year.......60 hours a year  sitting at traffic lights.  Did I do that right?

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4174 on: August 04, 2021, 04:08:37 PM »

The 2021-2022 state map is now available.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-08-04-state-map-release.aspx

Of note is the dotted line for the remaining 540 loop is "Future I-540" in the inset.

US 70 has not been moved High Point to Greensboro (Rand McN already did this one).

I-885 not labeled nor shown as open.
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