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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3375 on: February 07, 2020, 10:14:56 AM »

Plus looking at the I-95 Fayetteville bypass, it appears to be graded for 6-8 lanes with plenty of clearance at overhead structures.
Built with a wide median and independently graded roadways, common for 1970s designs on rural Interstate highway. 

I don't think they were thinking of more than 4 lanes at that point.  I recall the era -- it was hard to conceptualize what it would be like to have a completed I-95 on the eastern seaboard, or how much traffic it would carry 40 years later, given the light usage on the segments of I-95 that were complete in the South.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3377 on: February 07, 2020, 04:34:39 PM »

Built with a wide median and independently graded roadways, common for 1970s designs on rural Interstate highway.
For the most part, the 1980 Fayetteville Bypass has a consistent typical section maintaining a 93 foot median, though widens out on curves and at a few select locations. The other newer segment of I-95 from Kenly to Rocky Mount, completed 1979, has a consistent typical section maintaining a 60 foot median in areas, though in many areas has a much larger median with a tree-filled median, like you mentioned a common design in 1970s construction.
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« Reply #3378 on: February 08, 2020, 07:44:02 AM »

^ After looking into the I-95 widening project details closer, I was wrong about the southern section.

To clarify -
- The section from north of Fayetteville to I-40 begins in 2020 and will be completed by 2024. The $708.9 million project will widen 25 miles from 4 to 8 lanes.
- The section from south of Fayetteville to Lumberton was projected to begin in 2028, a $447.8 million project to widen 19 miles from 4 to 8 lanes. However, a grant awarded in November 2019 is planned to accelerate this project, and it extend it an additional 8 miles southward to I-74 along with raising the interstate in low-lying flood prone areas, notably areas that were underwater during Hurricane Florence in 2018. I've not been able to find any updated cost estimate for this most recent project, though will likely begin before 2028.

By ~2030, 52 miles or 29% of I-95 should be completed to 8-lanes.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3379 on: February 11, 2020, 04:46:43 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-11-ocracoke-sandbag-project.aspx

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​OCRACOKE The N.C. Department of Transportation Wednesday will begin placing additional sand and sandbags along portions of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island. The project is designed to shore up four segments of the roadway damaged by Hurricane Dorian and a subsequent storm in November.

The project will involve placing more than 2,500 sandbags along 4,200 feet of roadway at the north end of the island. While no major traffic delays are anticipated, NCDOT will have traffic control in place to maintain a safe environment.

Contractors hope to have the project complete in three months, but the process is extremely weather-dependent. If completion is not possible by Mid-May, work will stop until after Labor Day in order to facilitate summertime traffic.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3380 on: February 13, 2020, 10:51:13 AM »

The ramp from I-40 East to Aviation Parkway (Exit 285) near Morrisville is scheduled to close for up to 60 days.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-13-i-40-aviation-pkwy-closures.aspx
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« Reply #3381 on: February 13, 2020, 06:48:58 PM »

The ramp from I-40 East to Aviation Parkway (Exit 285) near Morrisville is scheduled to close for up to 60 days.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-13-i-40-aviation-pkwy-closures.aspx
The posted detour directs westbound drivers to go on to the next exit (Airport Boulevard), get off, and then come back eastbound to Aviation Parkway. I hope 98% of them will be smart enough to recognize that as silly: they can use northbound Airport Boulevard to access both the airport and and Aviation Parkway,
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3382 on: February 14, 2020, 07:53:05 AM »

The ramp from I-40 East to Aviation Parkway (Exit 285) near Morrisville is scheduled to close for up to 60 days.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-13-i-40-aviation-pkwy-closures.aspx
The posted detour directs westbound drivers to go on to the next exit (Airport Boulevard), get off, and then come back eastbound to Aviation Parkway. I hope 98% of them will be smart enough to recognize that as silly: they can use northbound Airport Boulevard to access both the airport and and Aviation Parkway,

How long have you lived here?  There are people who will still do this, remember, they have a hard enough time being on the same road but, having the street name change 3 times. 
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« Reply #3383 on: February 14, 2020, 11:01:03 AM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-14-duplin-county-ramps-closure.aspx

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WARSAW The N.C. Department of Transportation will close two ramps at a Duplin County highway interchange for about a week and a half.

Between Feb. 17 and Feb. 26, the westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 40 and the eastbound exit ramp at N.C. 24 will be closed. During the closure, crews will rehab the bridge deck overlay.

Drivers heading eastbound from I-40 to N.C. 24 will be detoured to exit 369 and back west to the exit 364 exit. Drivers heading westbound from N.C. 24 to I-40 will be detoured east to exit 369 and back west to I-40 West.  The detours will be signed, and message boards will be in place to notify motorists of the closures.

Motorists should anticipate needing extra time for their commute and are urged to use caution when traveling in this area.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3384 on: February 14, 2020, 07:06:21 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_285_(North_Carolina)

ncdot wants to extend i-285 north of i-40 along us 52 to the i-74/i-274 interchange proposed for winston salem.

cant help but think, it would be better to have i-285 go around the western stretch of the beltway, starting from a brief interchange with i 40 and come back northeast to run on a small stretch of us 52 thru king, and it just be i-74/i-285 instead of three different interstate designations.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3385 on: February 15, 2020, 08:42:06 AM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3387 on: February 19, 2020, 11:14:40 AM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-19-i-40-garner-rd-closure.aspx

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​RALEIGH N.C. Department of Transportation contractors are planning closures on westbound Interstate 40 as part of the widening project from Southeast Raleigh to Clayton.

For the next two nights between midnight and 5 a.m., westbound I-40 traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes at a time as crews place the girders on the new East Garner Road bridge over the highway. Impending weather could push tomorrow night's work to Friday night.

As an alternate route, drivers should take Exit 306A (U.S. 70 West) to Jones Sausage Road to get back to I-40 West.

Drivers should allow extra time to navigate the alternate route and pay extra attention while driving through the work zone.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3388 on: February 20, 2020, 09:20:55 AM »

Regarding the Harvey Parkway extension project in Kinston, the Humphrey Road intersection on NC-58 will close permanently on Feb. 24. Humphrey Road will be cul-de-sac'ed near NC-58.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-20-lenoir-county-road-closure.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3389 on: February 21, 2020, 09:54:06 AM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3390 on: February 21, 2020, 10:03:06 AM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3391 on: February 24, 2020, 04:55:41 PM »

NCDOT is holding an informational meeting on March 5 in Rodanthe to discuss the ongoing "jug handle" bridge project there.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-24-rodanthe-march-meeting.aspx
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« Reply #3392 on: February 25, 2020, 04:58:42 PM »

New Rest Areas Coming to I-26
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ASHEVILLE Some components of the Interstate 26 Widening project are happening earlier than anticipated.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the eastbound and westbound rest areas on I-26 near the Buncombe and Henderson county line at noon on Friday as part of the project.

The project will improve I-26 from four lanes to eight lanes between Brevard Road in Asheville and U.S. 25 Business in Fletcher, and from four lanes to six lanes from U.S. 25 Business to U.S. 64 in Hendersonville. The $534 million project will reduce congestion and improve the roadway and structures before completion in late 2024.

A transformation of the rest areas will begin immediately. Improvements will include additional room for parking and brand new buildings with modern technology that will open before the project is completed.

The new facilities will be an important part of the project, and will provide modern conveniences for local as well as long-distance travelers, NCDOT Resident Engineer Mike Patton said. We know that closing the rest areas will inconvenience drivers in the Asheville area, especially truck drivers, but were certain that everyone will be delighted with the brand new facilities.

NCDOT crews will clear out the existing facilities this weekend and prepare the properties for demolition, scheduled for April. Following demolition, the properties will transform into staging areas for construction equipment. Construction on the new facilities will begin after the sites are prepared by grading and installing new utilities.

Parking will be expanded to 100 passenger vehicle spaces and more than 30 truck spaces at each rest area. The new buildings will expand to  more than 5,200 square feet. They will feature more natural light, LED lighting, low-flow water utilities, modern vending machines, a new floor plan and a memorial to NCDOT employees killed on duty.

Outside amenities will include a larger picnic area, a dog-walking area, and landscaping with native plants, flowers, and shrubs including 450 new trees.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3393 on: February 25, 2020, 05:35:32 PM »

More truck parking spots are definitely needed on I-26. That's going to be rough for the westbound drivers, not that there were many spots there to begin with. Seven spots at the Welcome Center in Polk County (which is between MM 68 and 67.5, NCDOT :no:) and 8 at the rest area on I-40 in Haywood.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3394 on: February 25, 2020, 05:43:25 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/
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« Reply #3395 on: February 25, 2020, 08:12:45 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/

Quite possibly the first step in the potential designation of a longer future Interstate corridor along US 74 from I-26 to I-73/74 at Rockingham.   We'll just have to wait to see if the Monroe-Rockingham section can garner similar interest and continuing support down the line -- and if the efforts would be coordinated in some fashion. 
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3396 on: February 25, 2020, 09:19:29 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/
Make it I-30!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3397 on: February 25, 2020, 09:21:29 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/

Quite possibly the first step in the potential designation of a longer future Interstate corridor along US 74 from I-26 to I-73/74 at Rockingham.   We'll just have to wait to see if the Monroe-Rockingham section can garner similar interest and continuing support down the line -- and if the efforts would be coordinated in some fashion.
Even better - terminating I-74 at I-73 southeast of Winston-Salem, and designating the I-74 portion between Rockingham and Bolton apart of that US-74 corridor, and extending to Wilmington.
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« Reply #3398 on: February 25, 2020, 09:31:49 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/

Quite possibly the first step in the potential designation of a longer future Interstate corridor along US 74 from I-26 to I-73/74 at Rockingham.   We'll just have to wait to see if the Monroe-Rockingham section can garner similar interest and continuing support down the line -- and if the efforts would be coordinated in some fashion.
Even better - terminating I-74 at I-73 southeast of Winston-Salem, and designating the I-74 portion between Rockingham and Bolton apart of that US-74 corridor, and extending to Wilmington.
Looks like you're saying you want I-74 cut short. I want it I-30. I-28 is a little too low, and NC 28 is just west of it so it wouldn't be a problem honestly.

I-30 - would be the best IMO because it's a major interstate highway and it could possibly get extended from Little Rock into North Carolina. Check out my plans in Fictional Highways.

I-32 - There is a NC 32, but it's just east of Washington and Plymouth, so it wouldn't be a problem numbering it like that.

I-34 - probably better than I-32 since NC 34 is around Elizabeth City!

I-36 - would be ideal too. There is no NC 36.

I-38 - there is a NC 38 and SC 38 so it would not be ideal.

In my opinion, the order would be I-30, I-36, I-34, I-32, I-38, and I-28 (best to worst).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3399 on: February 25, 2020, 09:46:16 PM »

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of designating US 74 between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85 to a "future interstate quality corridor."

Hopefully they also sent a map showing US 74 since no one in Raleigh probably has a clue where Polk or Rutherford counties are located.

https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2020/02/25/polk-approves-us-74-resolution/

Quite possibly the first step in the potential designation of a longer future Interstate corridor along US 74 from I-26 to I-73/74 at Rockingham.   We'll just have to wait to see if the Monroe-Rockingham section can garner similar interest and continuing support down the line -- and if the efforts would be coordinated in some fashion.
Even better - terminating I-74 at I-73 southeast of Winston-Salem, and designating the I-74 portion between Rockingham and Bolton apart of that US-74 corridor, and extending to Wilmington.
I suggested that too, as well as extending the route along I-26 and through eastern Kentucky to meet up with I-74 in Cincinnati, mostly following US 23, KY 201, KY 1, and KY 9.
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