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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4800 on: March 20, 2022, 10:46:39 PM »

NC currently must have the most visible roadside trash in the country.

Raleigh is the worst, especially on Capital Blvd. at the Beltline. Every ramp in all directions utterly a trash dump.

The median of the Beltline also has continuous debris.

I am appalled with the amount of roadside trash right now, 3-20-22, on all of Raleigh's freeways.

Please join me in complaining to NCDOT and the City of Raleigh.

America's most talked about city is an embarassment to the 60 people a day moving to Wake county alone.

I cleaned up about 500 feet of shoulder along NC561 this past weekend. my effort will beautify a stretch of road for the next 9 months at least. I like working on projects with tangible results.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4801 on: March 26, 2022, 07:00:12 PM »

The completion dates for the I-440 and I-40 widening projects in Raleigh have been pushed back. I-440's new completion date is now October 2024, and I-40's new completion date is now August 2024.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article259764830.html
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4802 on: March 30, 2022, 08:33:12 PM »

Greenville's red-light scamera program was struck down in appeals court.

https://www.witn.com/2022/03/15/appeals-court-strikes-down-greenvilles-red-light-program/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4803 on: April 09, 2022, 04:40:31 PM »

A short news item in the April 7, 2022 USA Today mentions that the 2.4 mile Rodanthe Bridge will open today [April 9, 2022] to pedestrians and cyclists, ahead of being open to traffic later this month.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4804 on: April 09, 2022, 06:14:14 PM »

A short news item in the April 7, 2022 USA Today mentions that the 2.4 mile Rodanthe Bridge will open today [April 9, 2022] to pedestrians and cyclists, ahead of being open to traffic later this month.
NCDOT held a Community Day celebration at the bridge today, including 5-mile and 5K races over the bridge and the bridge was open to pedestrians and bicyclists all afternoon. It will be a few days before it's opened to traffic.
https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com/2022/04/07/rodanthe-bridge-community-day-set-for-saturday/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4805 on: April 12, 2022, 03:43:21 PM »

Traffic shifts at the I-40/I-440/I-87 interchange this weekend due to the I-40 widening project.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-04-08-i-40-west-traffic-shifts.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4806 on: April 12, 2022, 06:29:08 PM »

Driving I-40 west of Winston-Salem? The Davie County rest area will be closed for ten days, April 18-27, for pavement repairs.
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-04-12-davie-county-rest-area-closure.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4807 on: April 27, 2022, 11:17:04 PM »

A short news item in the April 7, 2022 USA Today mentions that the 2.4 mile Rodanthe Bridge will open today [April 9, 2022] to pedestrians and cyclists, ahead of being open to traffic later this month.
NCDOT held a Community Day celebration at the bridge today, including 5-mile and 5K races over the bridge and the bridge was open to pedestrians and bicyclists all afternoon. It will be a few days before it's opened to traffic.
https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com/2022/04/07/rodanthe-bridge-community-day-set-for-saturday/

Looks like "a few days" is now "a few weeks", with opening sometime in mid-May. Blamed on a bad expansion joint.

https://www.wavy.com/news/north-carolina/obx/nc-12-bridge-near-rodanthe-at-outer-banks-to-open-later-this-month/

Too bad, I'm going to be on the Outer Banks this weekend. I can always return to Rodanthe when the new bridge opens, but that'd mean a half-day detour from I-95 (which is about as far east as I usually venture in NC).
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4808 on: April 28, 2022, 09:53:25 AM »

INTERSTATE 495 is coming to Fayetteville!  :D

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4809 on: April 28, 2022, 09:58:50 AM »

Ok, so it looks like maybe an error possibly?  :confused:
I495 seen in project proposal, but NOT in sign plans!  :rolleyes:

Besides, we gotta wait till 2027 for this to be done.
https://xfer.services.ncdot.gov/DSplan/2022%20Highway%20Letting/06-21-22/Plans%20and%20Proposals/CUMBERLAND_34817.3.14_34817.3.15_U-2519BA-U2519BB_C204110/Project%20Proposal.pdf
FULL ARTICLE ABOVE
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4810 on: April 28, 2022, 01:40:52 PM »

I assume this is just a misprint, and they really meant Interstate 295.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4811 on: April 28, 2022, 03:53:06 PM »

^ Safe to say.  Specifically mentions the Fayetteville Outer Loop which is I-295, not I-495
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4812 on: May 01, 2022, 11:09:54 AM »

Alright, it seems to be that NCDOT has messed up and erroneously posted this as 495.  :colorful:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4813 on: May 01, 2022, 03:41:06 PM »

Alright, it seems to be that NCDOT has messed up and erroneously posted this as 495.  :colorful:

Better than posting part of the Beltline and part of the Knightdale Bypass as I-495, then having to repost as I-87 a few years later.   :pan:
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4814 on: May 01, 2022, 04:43:50 PM »

Was 440 and 495 multiplexed like 87?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4815 on: May 01, 2022, 05:43:23 PM »

Was 440 and 495 multiplexed like 87?
No. It only extended along US-64 between I-440 and I-540.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4816 on: May 04, 2022, 10:41:52 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a contract to widen US-17 in Beaufort & Martin counties, from just north of NC-171 to the existing 4-lane section just south of Williamston. Work is expected to begin this summer with completion set for summer 2026.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-04-us-17-widening-contract.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4817 on: May 06, 2022, 12:04:10 AM »

NCDOT is opening a new rest area on I-26 East at the Buncombe/Henderson County line:
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-05-i-26-east-rest-area-opens.aspx

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4818 on: May 11, 2022, 08:37:33 PM »

In case there wasn't enough road work in the Triangle, NCDOT has awarded a contract to rehab I-40 between Wade Avenue and the I-40/I-440/US-1 interchange. Work will begin sometime this year, and is expected to wrap up by the end of 2023.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-11-i-40-rehab-wade-ave-i-440.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4819 on: May 14, 2022, 10:16:22 AM »

In case there wasn't enough road work in the Triangle, NCDOT has awarded a contract to rehab I-40 between Wade Avenue and the I-40/I-440/US-1 interchange. Work will begin sometime this year, and is expected to wrap up by the end of 2023.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-11-i-40-rehab-wade-ave-i-440.aspx
That is the last of the repaved concrete in Wake County!
One more segment is left that is in Durham County, exits ~273-279, and is probably gonna be next.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4820 on: May 18, 2022, 01:46:18 AM »

So, it seems that I-26 has gained some new 'official' mileage.

It's no longer 'Future' between Exits #9 & #13 per signage.

Between Exits 11 & 13 going 'SB' ('EB'):
May '13, no I-26 shield.
Apr '18, I-26 now there.

But, then again, same segment, but instead going 'NB' ('WB'):
No I-26 shield here, at any historical StreetView capture.

Then we have between Exits 9 & 11 going 'SB':
May '13, no I-26 shield.
Apr '18, now I-26 shield is there, plus the US-19/23 shields have been shifted a little bit farther south to join it.
(no corresponding shields going the other direction between these two exits)


Also, if you look down at the crossroad @ Exit 13, you're greeted with the following from Sep '21 imagery clearly showing this is the end of the 'official' I-26 right now:
https://goo.gl/maps/ASiC2Z1UazC8hRDT9 = Future EB I-26
https://goo.gl/maps/TYHfi4aC4LmRe2L49 = WB I-26

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4821 on: May 18, 2022, 03:29:37 AM »

So, it seems that I-26 has gained some new 'official' mileage.

It's no longer 'Future' between Exits #9 & #13 per signage.

Between Exits 11 & 13 going 'SB' ('EB'):
May '13, no I-26 shield.
Apr '18, I-26 now there.

But, then again, same segment, but instead going 'NB' ('WB'):
No I-26 shield here, at any historical StreetView capture.

Then we have between Exits 9 & 11 going 'SB':
May '13, no I-26 shield.
Apr '18, now I-26 shield is there, plus the US-19/23 shields have been shifted a little bit farther south to join it.
(no corresponding shields going the other direction between these two exits)


Also, if you look down at the crossroad @ Exit 13, you're greeted with the following from Sep '21 imagery clearly showing this is the end of the 'official' I-26 right now:
https://goo.gl/maps/ASiC2Z1UazC8hRDT9 = Future EB I-26
https://goo.gl/maps/TYHfi4aC4LmRe2L49 = WB I-26
I-26 looks Interstate standard from EXIT 13 to EXIT 9 now.  Must have improved the shoulders.  South of EXIT 13, the shoulders are minimal--enough to fit rumble strips on.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4822 on: May 18, 2022, 06:22:35 PM »

NCDOT is about to resurface the main street in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. It is a long-standing tradition to schedule Chapel Hill projects in the summer, when there are many fewer students and faculty in town. And it is also traditional that these projects somehow don't quite get completed before classes begin in the fall.
https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-18-franklin-street-chapel-hill-paving.aspx
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4823 on: May 26, 2022, 11:43:43 AM »

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #4824 on: May 26, 2022, 11:56:43 AM »

NC-119 Bypass around Mebane is opening.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-05-26-mebane-bypass-road-open.aspx

I thought this day would never come.  I was headed to Burlington via the northern bypass of Mebane early last week and was surprised to see new signage for NC-119 northbound from Stagecoach Road.  That stretch was not yet open but looked like it was complete.  There was no signage for NC-119 southbound there as of Tuesday, May 17.  I'm wondering if that short stretch opened a few days early?
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