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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2075 on: October 01, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »

^ There's enough of a traffic split at 40 to where it should be minimal impact there.  I don't have specific ramp volumes, but mainline volumes suggest that around half the traffic on northbound 95 approaching 40 exits to 40.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2076 on: October 02, 2018, 05:06:52 AM »

NCDOT is holding a public meeting on October 4 to discuss widening US-158 in Gates County between Acorn Hill Road and the Pasquotank County line.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-01-gates-158-meeting.aspx
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« Reply #2077 on: October 02, 2018, 04:56:23 PM »

Two public meetings are being held (October 9 in Raleigh, October 11 in Wake Forest) regarding upgrading US-1 between I-540 and Purnell Road/Harris Road in Wake Forest. Presumably, this will become a freeway.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-02-public-meeting-improvements-raleigh.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2078 on: October 02, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »

^ Wasteful spending on additional ROW for a loop at BUS 98 when upgrading the existing interchange would be just as effective and less expensive.

Also some very incomplete maps.  They show nothing in the way of frontage roads or what happens to access existing properties and developments that "dead end" off of existing US 1.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2079 on: October 02, 2018, 06:15:40 PM »

Two public meetings are being held (October 9 in Raleigh, October 11 in Wake Forest) regarding upgrading US-1 between I-540 and Purnell Road/Harris Road in Wake Forest. Presumably, this will become a freeway.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-02-public-meeting-improvements-raleigh.aspx
No doubt about it: the maps show a freeway with several DDI's and a SPUI at the highway 98 bypass. There will probably be some pushback from commercial interests and landowners sitting on property that could be developed in the future.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2080 on: October 02, 2018, 06:53:39 PM »

http://ncdot.publicinput.com/US-1-Capital-Boulevard
"NCDOT will study service roads and local connections to maintain regional mobility and access to properties along the corridor."
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« Reply #2081 on: October 03, 2018, 07:27:57 AM »

^ I saw that, but they had nothing of the sort on their concept maps.
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« Reply #2082 on: October 03, 2018, 05:21:36 PM »

I believe they're more of conceptual maps to show the study area and gather public input on the proposed preliminary design. They'll hold another public meeting later once the design is refined some more. Typically they show the R/W that is being acquired, areas of cut/fill, noise study areas, etc. Those aren't shown on these plans.

An example map with more detail.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2083 on: October 06, 2018, 02:38:44 PM »

I was just looking at I-795 on Google Streetview and noticed a new sign on the northbound side just north of the US-70 Bypass interchange warning drivers about slow moving farm equipment for the next 4 miles.

Image dated July 2018: https://goo.gl/maps/BnjPAdA1UfA2

I thought farm equipment was banned from interstates? :hmm:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2084 on: October 07, 2018, 02:33:54 AM »

I was just looking at I-795 on Google Streetview and noticed a new sign on the northbound side just north of the US-70 Bypass interchange warning drivers about slow moving farm equipment for the next 4 miles.

Image dated July 2018: https://goo.gl/maps/BnjPAdA1UfA2

I thought farm equipment was banned from interstates? :hmm:

I'm scratching my head on this too. I'm not an expert on federal guidelines but this has to be a violation. Unless they already allow it in the extremely rural parts of the Midwest or something
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2085 on: October 07, 2018, 08:52:10 AM »

It depends on the state.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2086 on: October 07, 2018, 11:08:07 AM »

According to this article from April 18, 2017, farm equipment cannot use interstates in NC.

https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/04/sharing-the-road-with-farm-equipment-3/

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In North Carolina, it is legal for farm equipment to travel on most public roads, the exception being interstates.

As far as I know, theres been no change in the law, or if there was, theres been zero mention of it in the news.

In addition to the Streetview image I previously linked, theres also another sign on the I-795/US-264 overlap in Wilson just east of the I-95 interchange:

https://goo.gl/maps/UM4vvbvgCrt
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2087 on: October 07, 2018, 11:56:13 AM »

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/transportation/article_6f26338d-b478-5d69-b5e0-4d5467e084b7.html

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In recent [June 2012] months, U.S. 17 has been at the center of a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would allow farmers to petition to drive their tractors on high-speed highways.

The law would apply statewide, but it was spurred with two roads in mind: the U.S. 17 bypasses around Elizabeth City, Edenton and Windsor, and U.S. 264 in Wilson and Pitt counties.

Laws: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H1124v0.pdf (initial version, applying only to US 17 in Pasquotank County), http://www4.ncleg.net/sessions/2011/bills/senate/pdf/s749v6.pdf (final law)

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(8) Equipment covered by this subsection shall not be operated on a highway or section  of  highway  that  is  a  fully  controlled  access highway  or  is  a  part  of the   National   System   of   Interstate   and   Defense   Highways without authorization  from  the  North  Carolina  Department  of  Transportation. The Department shall develop an authorization process and approve routes under the following conditions:
a. Persons  shall  submit  an  application  to  the Department requesting authorization  to operate  equipment  covered  by  this  subsection on a particular route that is part of a highway or section of highway that is a fully controlled access highway or is a part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
b. The  Department  shall  have  a  period  of  30  days  from  receipt  of  a complete application to approve or reject the application. A complete
application  shall  be  deemed  approved if  the  Department  does  not take action within 30 days of receipt by the Department; such a route may then
be used by the original applicant.
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g. The  Department  shall publish  all  approved  routes,  including  any conditions  on  the  routes' use, and  shall notify  appropriate  State  and local law enforcement officers of any approved route.
h. Once approved for use and published by the Department, a route may be  used  by  any  person  who  adheres  to  the  route,  including  any conditions on the route's use imposed by the Department.
i. The  Department  may  revise  published  routes  as  road conditions on the routes change.

http://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Teppl/Pages/Teppl-Topic-Original.aspx?Topic_List=F28

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I 795 WAYNE Between US 70 and SR 1002, only during the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM daily.  Must be accompanied by a trailing escort vehicle at an appropriate distance for conditions, using a wide load banner, and with its emergency flashers operating.  Application F-16-2.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2088 on: October 07, 2018, 01:20:24 PM »

Thanks for those links.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2089 on: October 09, 2018, 06:36:59 PM »

The NC 133 bridge into Oak Island NC is closing Monday for six months of extensive reconstruction. Traffic will have to use the NC 906 bridge at the other end of the island. Since NC 133 is the connection to Southport and the commercial areas serving the area, this will be a big headache for folks on the island.
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-09-oak-island-bridge-closure-six-months.aspx
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« Reply #2090 on: October 09, 2018, 08:08:16 PM »

A contract to widen a stretch of I-95 from 4 to 8 lanes will be awarded next spring. Two public meetings will be held later this month to discuss the project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-01-i-95-widening-set-to-begin.aspx

The first meeting in Benson has been postponed due to expected bad weather from the remnants of Hurricane Michael.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-09-benson-meeting-postponed.aspx
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« Reply #2091 on: October 09, 2018, 09:52:09 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2092 on: October 11, 2018, 01:34:33 AM »

Two public meetings are being held (October 9 in Raleigh, October 11 in Wake Forest) regarding upgrading US-1 between I-540 and Purnell Road/Harris Road in Wake Forest. Presumably, this will become a freeway.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-02-public-meeting-improvements-raleigh.aspx

Due to the incoming remnants of Hurricane Michael, the Wake Forest meeting has been postponed.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-10-public-meeting-wake-forest-postponed.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2093 on: October 14, 2018, 06:55:33 PM »

New exit (66) on I-26 West in Columbus for US 74 East. Nothing has changed eastbound. Its still just Exit 67. https://photos.app.goo.gl/wA4Foxvots8bPHAv7


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« Reply #2094 on: October 15, 2018, 06:16:17 AM »

67 Westbound is now just for NC 108 to Tryon, right?
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« Reply #2095 on: October 15, 2018, 09:30:29 AM »

New exit (66) on I-26 West in Columbus for US 74 East. Nothing has changed eastbound. Its still just Exit 67. https://photos.app.goo.gl/wA4Foxvots8bPHAv7


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I see that they have enough room for an interstate shield once they make US74 into an interstate (more than likely lol).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2096 on: October 15, 2018, 06:07:19 PM »

New exit (66) on I-26 West in Columbus for US 74 East. Nothing has changed eastbound. Its still just Exit 67. https://photos.app.goo.gl/wA4Foxvots8bPHAv7


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The signing plans didn't include updating the eastbound exit from 67 to 66. I don't know why, and if it will be. I'm assuming it was an oversight due to the rush to get the interchange completed before the World Equestrian Games, which have come and gone and the interchange still isn't done.

I'm still amazed that they removed a travel lane from US 74 eastbound to make room for the above pictured on-ramp from I-26 WB to US 74 east so they didn't have to widen the existing bridge over Houston Rd. Spent $20 million+ to build two short ramps, including tons of excavation and building massive retaining walls, but they can't keep the existing number of lanes on 74 and cut capacity in half for 3/4 of the eastbound traffic as part of the "improvement" project.

67 Westbound is now just for NC 108 to Tryon, right?

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« Reply #2097 on: October 15, 2018, 07:11:42 PM »

Im curious if they will change the control city to Charlotte on 26 East once they finish the Shelby Bypass.


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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #2098 on: October 17, 2018, 01:58:10 PM »

A 1.2-mile stretch of Business 40 in Winston-Salem between Peters Creek Parkway and US-52 will close on November 11 and reopen in summer 2019. Project info here:

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-16-business-40-closure-date.aspx
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« Reply #2099 on: October 17, 2018, 05:21:09 PM »

And then it will be Business 40 no more.
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