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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3900 on: March 31, 2021, 08:03:08 AM »

Also short freeway segments tend to have lower speed limits. They will be posted 60 or 65 mph.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3901 on: March 31, 2021, 12:20:00 PM »

How many locations have overhead signs with NO warning that a lane exits? I can think of three off the top of my head:

I-26 EB Exit 67
I-40 WB Exit 27
U.S. 17 NB to N.C. 55

They're all "new" lanes added for the ramp/exit, so maybe they aren't required to be signed that way? The one on I-26 at Exit 67 can be a bit of a surprise due to the hill and curve.
Yes. Contact NCDOT about it.

I'm sure they will fix it. They were imitating the old signage they used from the 70s to the mid 2000s I'm sure.

The one at Exit 67 at least has a "Right Lane Exit Only" sign as the lane is forming. Though agreed, more clear signage should be used especially for truckers who may imply it as a climbing lane.

They're aware and that's how much they care lol.

There seems to be a lot of inconsistent practices across the NCDOT divisions. I sent an e-mail a while back to another division to ask a few questions regarding improvements, and the responses were more or less "no one has told me to look into that." Gee, real helpful, thanks. Seems like you have to get ahold of someone higher up in Raleigh to pass down the directives.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3902 on: March 31, 2021, 04:31:45 PM »

There seems to be a lot of inconsistent practices across the NCDOT divisions.

Sounds about right. About two years ago, I emailed NCDOT and asked them if there was any timetable for signing the Goldsboro Bypass as I-42. I got a response from the Division 4 PE at the time, Matt Clarke, who basically said that all of US-70 would need upgraded before I-42 could be signed.

This was after NCDOT's Chief Engineer, Tim Little, told the US-70 Corridor Commission that FHWA had given it's approval to slap I-42 shields on the Goldsboro Bypass. Go figure. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3903 on: March 31, 2021, 07:32:03 PM »

Cause of this, the NC-43 widening project may get modified.

https://www.pittcountync.gov/810/NC-43-South-Land-Use-Plan

This has been posted very late, I see they would WANT to have a grade separation over the railroad track. It crosses through 2 of them though. Definitely would be an interesting project cause Rose traffic is backed up. We definitely need more 6-lane arterials in Greenville!

https://www.greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=17526
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3904 on: April 02, 2021, 11:17:19 PM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3905 on: April 02, 2021, 11:40:44 PM »

They should fix this overhead sign. Since the highway has been widened It may confuse people cause they don't know where they will exit at. That would also require to move the sign back. No offense, but I think the sign should be moved back.

It should look like this Goldsboro Kenly sign with a green and a yellow arrow.

Green says you can keep straight or use this lane to exit.

Yellow means EXIT ONLY.

It's past the gore point, so the left lane of the exit is definitely defined as an exit-only lane at that point.

If you think it still should be signed as an option lane at the gore, that's a valid opinion.  But that's not what the MUTCD
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3906 on: April 07, 2021, 05:41:00 PM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3907 on: April 07, 2021, 07:55:42 PM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article250501669.html

This states the reason. Really though?!?!??!?! I think it's time to go ahead and start working on that area now. This is why concrete freeways are so much better than asphalt ones.

Oh god, here too - http://prntscr.com/116v7u
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3908 on: April 07, 2021, 08:39:06 PM »

Great, I get to drive past that mess in the opposite direction (thankfully).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3909 on: April 08, 2021, 08:32:27 AM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article250501669.html

This states the reason. Really though?!?!??!?! I think it's time to go ahead and start working on that area now. This is why concrete freeways are so much better than asphalt ones.

Oh god, here too - http://prntscr.com/116v7u
Link ain't working. :banghead:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3910 on: April 08, 2021, 11:45:20 AM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3911 on: April 08, 2021, 12:04:28 PM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article250501669.html

This states the reason. Really though?!?!??!?! I think it's time to go ahead and start working on that area now. This is why concrete freeways are so much better than asphalt ones.

Oh god, here too - http://prntscr.com/116v7u
Link ain't working. :banghead:
Paywall?

Try this one - https://abc11.com/traffic/i-95-south-in-robeson-co-closed-for-emergency-repairs-until-saturday/10495514/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3912 on: April 08, 2021, 01:55:12 PM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article250501669.html

This states the reason. Really though?!?!??!?! I think it's time to go ahead and start working on that area now. This is why concrete freeways are so much better than asphalt ones.

Oh god, here too - http://prntscr.com/116v7u
Link ain't working. :banghead:
Paywall?

Try this one - https://abc11.com/traffic/i-95-south-in-robeson-co-closed-for-emergency-repairs-until-saturday/10495514/
No, the print screen shows the image in a .bin format.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3913 on: April 08, 2021, 03:31:21 PM »

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I-95 South closed in Robeson County; Traffic detoured to U.S. 301 — Interstate 95 is closed at Exit 10 in Robeson County after a void was discovered under a section of roadway spanning Boyce Road. NCDOT crews will be working around the clock to perform emergency repairs. Traffic is being detoured to U.S. Highway 301, and reconnecting to I-95 at Exit 7
Looks like I-95 will be dealing with a MAJOR issue and will cause backups for days! Reopening date is Saturday!  :wow:
Source: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=606561
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article250501669.html

This states the reason. Really though?!?!??!?! I think it's time to go ahead and start working on that area now. This is why concrete freeways are so much better than asphalt ones.

Oh god, here too - http://prntscr.com/116v7u
Link ain't working. :banghead:
Paywall?

Try this one - https://abc11.com/traffic/i-95-south-in-robeson-co-closed-for-emergency-repairs-until-saturday/10495514/
No, the print screen shows the image in a .bin format.
it was near the I-295/I-95 split, there was heavy traffic in that area.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3914 on: April 08, 2021, 03:55:56 PM »

The I-40 rest area near the TN state line has been reopened.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-04-08-i-40-west-haywood-rest-area.aspx

Hallelujah!  Though I could have used that stop last Monday when I was passing through that area.  The two TN rest areas past there were packed.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3915 on: April 08, 2021, 07:02:22 PM »

Drove past the I-95 closure this afternoon. Backup was about 4 miles back from Exit 10, highway was eerily empty well into SC. NCDOT has about a dozen plus vehicles at the repair site. Looks like the backfill to one of the overpasses washed out and caved in the roadway right at the bridge abutment. Hopefully its a quick fix as the closure is in a location without any decent detours or alternatives.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #3916 on: April 13, 2021, 04:37:56 PM »

WRAL is now reporting that NCDOT Ferry Division resumed partial operations on the Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke ferry and the Swan Quarter-to-Ocracoke ferry today.  At my last report, shoaling had caused these ferries to be limited to high tide operations, and I'm guessing that either the shoaling has gotten worse or the high-tide schedule wasn't suitable. 

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Ferry service on Pamlico Sound resumed on Tuesday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued work on shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough near Ocracoke.
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Dredging operations are expected to continue through the week, weather and times permitting. Once the dredging work is complete and water depths and channel widths return to acceptable levels, the Ferry Division will resume its regular, three-boat schedule on both routes, the department said.
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