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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3175 on: November 15, 2019, 04:24:13 PM »

What does the graffiti say? Phorm Humz? (Form Homes?) I can't believe someone would be stupid enough to spray-paint an overhead freeway sign, but I suppose "stupid is as stupid does" (Forrest Gump).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3176 on: November 15, 2019, 05:45:33 PM »

Beginning Monday, there will be rolling roadblocks on NC-540, which will last until December 12. This is due to a project to extend Louis Stephens Drive under NC-540.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-15-turnpike-rolling-roadblocks.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3177 on: November 15, 2019, 11:13:13 PM »

I wonder when we will get a list of restored projects.  FWIW, there was an article in the Morganton newspaper where in a NCDot official claimed that they only needed to hold off 90 days in contract awards to restore their cash cushion and was planning to resume their normative contract letting pace in January.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3178 on: November 18, 2019, 10:10:47 AM »

I know this isn't exactly road-related, but I figured I'd give the NC posters (or future residents like myself) a quick heads-up that starting December 1, vehicles 20 years old or older will be exempt from emissions inspections.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-19-twenty-year-rolling-emissions-inspections.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3179 on: November 18, 2019, 10:32:32 AM »

Many new counties became exempt from smog checks last year.  I live in Burke and this past July, when I got my annual inspection, I did not need to smog. my 2008 lucerne
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3180 on: November 18, 2019, 11:33:59 AM »

I know this isn't exactly road-related, but I figured I'd give the NC posters (or future residents like myself) a quick heads-up that starting December 1, vehicles 20 years old or older will be exempt from emissions inspections.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-19-twenty-year-rolling-emissions-inspections.aspx

Also, new vehicles, 3 model years or less, are also exempt.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3181 on: November 18, 2019, 03:20:52 PM »

NC-12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe is closed due to dune breaches and ocean overwash.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-18-nc-12-remains-closed.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3182 on: November 18, 2019, 04:54:44 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3184 on: November 19, 2019, 03:28:11 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3185 on: November 20, 2019, 12:29:01 PM »

For those curious if NC 68 will be truncated to the Wendover Avenue intersection when US 70 is rerouted, I contacted NCDOT and was told that it will not be. The two routes will be concurrent through High Point, with NC 68's routing not changing at all.

Most of us hate "useless" concurrencies, but this would no doubt reduce confusion for locals when their north-south route suddenly becomes a totally different east-west route.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3186 on: November 20, 2019, 01:28:49 PM »

NCDOT is holding a public meeting meeting tomorrow in Greensboro to discuss improvements to Franklin Blvd and Naco Road, which includes railroad grade-separations.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-20-franklin-boulevard-naco-road-rail-crossing-public-meeting.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3189 on: November 21, 2019, 02:00:43 PM »

Hyde County commissioners have voted to lift the Ocracoke visitor evacuation order on December 2.

https://www.wnct.com/local-news/hyde-county-commissioners-vote-to-lift-ocracoke-visitor-evacuation-order-on-dec-2/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3190 on: November 21, 2019, 03:34:12 PM »

While out clinching NC-125 as part of a broader trip to Florida, I found that it had been rerouted to the west of downtown Williamston, and now directly connects to Prison Camp Rd at US-64 ALT.  From what I could see, the old route has not been given a BUS designation.  No streetview yet, but the alignment is visible from satellite view.  (The old route is still shown as NC-125.)

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8522898,-77.0814142,7063m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3191 on: November 21, 2019, 04:36:03 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-21-lenoir-county-permanently-close.aspx

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​KINSTON The N.C. Department of Transportation continues construction on a major Lenoir County project that will extend a road, improving connectivity north of Kinston.

The work will require the closure of the northern end of Grainger Station Road where it meets existing N.C. 11, as part of the C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension project.

Starting at 8 a.m., Nov. 25, NCDOT will permanently close the northern end of Grainger Station Road where it ties into N.C. 11 near Morris Drive as crews construct the four-lane freeway. This is the area where the existing northbound lanes of N.C. 11 will be closed, and traffic will be placed on the new alignment of N.C. 11. There will be a turnaround constructed at this location on Grainger Station Road and traffic will have access to N.C. 11 via Grainger Station Road to Sharon Church Road.

The C.F. Harvey Parkway extension will be a four-lane, median-divided freeway with full-control access. By extending C.F. Harvey Parkway by 5.8 miles, connectivity will improve in northern Kinston between U.S. 70, N.C. 58 and N.C. 11. The $73.5 million project is expected to be substantially complete in 2021, with vegetation work finishing in 2022.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3192 on: November 21, 2019, 11:50:21 PM »

According to the Fayetteville Observer Newspaper, the next leg of the Fayetteville Outer Loop from the All-American Freeway to Cliffdale Road is scheduled to open to traffic on November 26th (Tuesday) after a 1:30 PM ribbon cutting ceremony.  The entire loop project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3193 on: November 22, 2019, 11:38:41 AM »

While out clinching NC-125 as part of a broader trip to Florida, I found that it had been rerouted to the west of downtown Williamston, and now directly connects to Prison Camp Rd at US-64 ALT.  From what I could see, the old route has not been given a BUS designation.  No streetview yet, but the alignment is visible from satellite view.  (The old route is still shown as NC-125.)

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8522898,-77.0814142,7063m/data=!3m1!1e3


Google shows 125 extended down Prison Camp to US 64 proper.  Is that correct?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3194 on: November 22, 2019, 12:02:52 PM »

While out clinching NC-125 as part of a broader trip to Florida, I found that it had been rerouted to the west of downtown Williamston, and now directly connects to Prison Camp Rd at US-64 ALT.  From what I could see, the old route has not been given a BUS designation.  No streetview yet, but the alignment is visible from satellite view.  (The old route is still shown as NC-125.)

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8522898,-77.0814142,7063m/data=!3m1!1e3


Google shows 125 extended down Prison Camp to US 64 proper.  Is that correct?


125 has used Prison Camp for about 20 years...
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3195 on: November 22, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »

While out clinching NC-125 as part of a broader trip to Florida, I found that it had been rerouted to the west of downtown Williamston, and now directly connects to Prison Camp Rd at US-64 ALT.  From what I could see, the old route has not been given a BUS designation.  No streetview yet, but the alignment is visible from satellite view.  (The old route is still shown as NC-125.)

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8522898,-77.0814142,7063m/data=!3m1!1e3


Google shows 125 extended down Prison Camp to US 64 proper.  Is that correct?


125 has used Prison Camp for about 20 years...

It actually ends at the Bob Martin Ag Center just south of US 64 and has back to at least 1996
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3196 on: November 22, 2019, 07:52:06 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a contract to convert the I-40/Airport Blvd interchange in Wake County to a DDI.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-22-i-40-airport-blvd-let.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3197 on: November 22, 2019, 08:15:53 PM »

Greenville Southwest Bypass to open Thursday.

https://www.witn.com/content/news/Southwest-Greenville-Bypass-to-open-Thursday-565088892.html

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11:00am and the speed limit will be 70mph.

https://www.reflector.com/news/county-board-oks-bypass-zoning-regulations/article_6c478f6e-f287-5d77-9c61-82eb5024e782.html

NCDOT time-traveled again. :-D

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-21-pitt-county-southwest-bypass-opens.aspx

I drove the new road earlier today, so it's definitely open. The new SW quadrant of the bypass is signed as Bypass NC 11. Also, the already-opened NW quadrant, which had been previously signed as part of US 264, now is also signed as part of Bypass NC 11. (At least southbound south of NC 33 -- I didn't drive the bypass northbound, or the segment north of NC 33.)

I also turned around after reaching the south end of the new bypass segment, north on NC 11 over the old alignment to NC 102, from where I turned back south toward Kinston to resume my travels. Overhead signs south of the bypass junction, and reassurance markers between that junction and NC 102, indicate the old route remains vanilla NC 11, rather than becoming a business route.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3198 on: November 23, 2019, 12:20:18 PM »

Has anyone documented the exit numbering? I'm interested to see how they handle numbering in both directions at US 264, and also which end of the Monroe Expressway they mimicked for the southern end, i.e. if NC 11 is signed as the exit or if the bypass is signed as a left exit from NC 11.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3199 on: November 23, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »

A video was uploaded on YouTube of driving the entire length of the new bypass.


The signage on the southern end is actually similar to the Monroe Expressway in the sense that the APL signage has the bypass being a left movement and the old NC-11 being a straight movement. However, it does sign that straight movement as an exit, and still gives continuity to the bypass despite the weird arrow signage.

Similar to I-85 / I-40 outside Greensboro on the east side.



Here's the exit list from south to north -

Exit 112 - NC-11 North - Winterville
Exit 113 - NC-102 - Ayden
Exit 118 - Winterville
Exit 119 - US-13 / US-264 Alt - Snow Hill
Exit 123A-B - US-264 West - Greenville Downtown / Wilson

The speed limit is posted at 70 mph on the entire length of the bypass, and the control cities for northbound are Greenville and Washington.
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