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Started by FLRoads, January 20, 2009, 11:55:15 PM

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LM117

“I don’t know whether to wind my ass or scratch my watch!” - Jim Cornette


architect77

Tomorrow is the start of the 2 week litter sweep. Just grab some trash bags from home, a pair of gloves, and beautify your favorite 500 ft. long stretch of highway. In 15 minutes, you can make a big difference.

https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/environmental/litter-management/Pages/litter-sweep.aspx

Mapmikey

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Approved 3/13/24: NC 121 south is truncated and rerouted to the I-587/US 258 interchange northeast of Farmville.

https://xfer.services.ncdot.gov/gisdot/DOTDELetters/2024/03_March/Div02/HTO_040_03-24.pdf

This is already posted - https://maps.app.goo.gl/d9RQx571SCoJc23EA

bob7374

Quote from: Mapmikey on April 22, 2024, 07:36:47 PMApproved 3/13/24: NC 121 south is truncated and rerouted to the I-587/US 258 interchange northeast of Farmville.

https://xfer.services.ncdot.gov/gisdot/DOTDELetters/2024/03_March/Div02/HTO_040_03-24.pdf

This is already posted - https://maps.app.goo.gl/d9RQx571SCoJc23EA
Here is a link to the entire ordinance document explaining the reason for the change and a map of the entire NC 121 rerouting (on p. 12):
https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Ordinance%20Packages/2024/2024_03_13.pdf

bob7374

NCDOT has announced the awarding of a contract to upgrade the pavement and signage along I-85 in Durham County from the Orange County Line to US 15-501. A view of the sign plans show no changes from the current signage, including the pull through northbound at the Durham Freeway that only includes I-85, not US 70 and that was placed before the latter was officially rerouted on I-85 from Cole Mill Road when the Freeway was extended to I-85 in 1998:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-04-29-improvements-85-durham-county.aspx

The sign plans are available at the NCDOT project site.

fillup420

Quote from: bob7374 on April 29, 2024, 12:14:54 PMNCDOT has announced the awarding of a contract to upgrade the pavement and signage along I-85 in Durham County from the Orange County Line to US 15-501. A view of the sign plans show no changes from the current signage, including the pull through northbound at the Durham Freeway that only includes I-85, not US 70 and that was placed before the latter was officially rerouted on I-85 from Cole Mill Road when the Freeway was extended to I-85 in 1998:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-04-29-improvements-85-durham-county.aspx

The sign plans are available at the NCDOT project site.

I would much prefer the addition of a third lane each side through Orange county from the Durham county line to I-40.......

bob7374

NCDOT is planning a public meeting this summer on their proposal to change the Pinehurst Traffic Circle into a "Continuous Flow Intersection":
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-05-01-improvements-pinehurst-traffic-circle.aspx

The Ghostbuster

A continuous-flow intersection would likely take up less space than the existing traffic circle. It would also require plowing down all the trees within the circle, but if it improves traffic flow, it will be a plus. Can continuous-flow intersections work for an intersection that has five legs, like this one does?

ARMOURERERIC

How much of a per gallon tax hike would the state need to at least stop falling behind on their stip?

jdunlop

Quote from: The Ghostbuster on May 02, 2024, 11:51:33 AMA continuous-flow intersection would likely take up less space than the existing traffic circle. It would also require plowing down all the trees within the circle, but if it improves traffic flow, it will be a plus. Can continuous-flow intersections work for an intersection that has five legs, like this one does?

I haven't looked at the preliminary plans, but I would expect that two of the legs will be combined to make the main intersection four legs.

Cutting down any trees has stopped improvements there for about thirty years.  Traffic's gotten bad enough that the locals no longer favor the trees over improved traffic flow.

bob7374

Another NCDOT public meeting has been announced, this one for the proposed US 74 Wadesboro Bypass on May 9. They are apparently looking at 2 possible alignments, around the city to the north or to the south. The press release has links to the NCDOT project site with maps:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-05-02-wadesboro-bypass.aspx

LM117

Quote from: fillup420 on April 30, 2024, 10:44:09 AM
Quote from: bob7374 on April 29, 2024, 12:14:54 PMNCDOT has announced the awarding of a contract to upgrade the pavement and signage along I-85 in Durham County from the Orange County Line to US 15-501. A view of the sign plans show no changes from the current signage, including the pull through northbound at the Durham Freeway that only includes I-85, not US 70 and that was placed before the latter was officially rerouted on I-85 from Cole Mill Road when the Freeway was extended to I-85 in 1998:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-04-29-improvements-85-durham-county.aspx

The sign plans are available at the NCDOT project site.

I would much prefer the addition of a third lane each side through Orange county from the Durham county line to I-40.......

Agreed. It's badly needed.
“I don’t know whether to wind my ass or scratch my watch!” - Jim Cornette

RoadPelican

Quote from: ARMOURERERIC on May 02, 2024, 03:37:32 PMHow much of a per gallon tax hike would the state need to at least stop falling behind on their stip?


Not sure about gas tax hikes.  However, DMV Fees in NC are going up by a lot starting July 1st, annual vehicle registration fees are going from $38 to $46. NC DMV Fees go up every 4 years and the increase is tied to inflation, hence the steep $8 increase! This will hopefully help get more money to fund the STIP. Also, anytime you pay sales tax at an Auto Parts Store or Oil Change-Service Shop that money is now going to the STIP, (State Legislature passed this a couple years ago)

LM117

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge preservation project in Wilmington has been completed ahead of schedule.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-05-07-cape-fear-memorial-bridge-westbound-reopening.aspx
“I don’t know whether to wind my ass or scratch my watch!” - Jim Cornette

ARMOURERERIC

Had opportunity to drive around the US 221 bypass project in Rutherfordton today.  The main observations:

Long Road to the east of the US 64 Dollar General is complete and striped, but barricaded by barrels, I suspect it will open any day which will allow the closure of its existing US 64 intersection.

Signal rework is in progress at the 74A, 64, old 221 intersection,  it looks like the plan is to pull the NE support pole which will allow onobstructed grading on the east side of the 64/74A New bridge.

Grading is underway north of the 221/old 221 intersection to Roper Loop.

Beams are installed over Charlotte Road, but grading for the ramps are in early stages.



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