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NC I-140 news
« on: February 15, 2015, 01:36:46 PM »

NC 140 has been officially assigned to the built and unbuilt portions of all of I-140 plus the US 17 freeway east of I-40:

https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Route%20Changes/2015_01_14.pdf

Notable within this is the fact that I-140 will be requested by NCDOT for the ENTIRE freeway at some point.  It also describes US 17's presence on this freeway as UNOFFICIAL.

Curious if they will post NC 140 shields alongside existing I-140 postings...

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 02:18:29 PM »

NC 140 has been officially assigned to the built and unbuilt portions of all of I-140 plus the US 17 freeway east of I-40:

https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Route%20Changes/2015_01_14.pdf

Notable within this is the fact that I-140 will be requested by NCDOT for the ENTIRE freeway at some point.  It also describes US 17's presence on this freeway as UNOFFICIAL.

Curious if they will post NC 140 shields alongside existing I-140 postings...

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The US 17 is unofficial on the National Truck Network, not on the bypass.

I would imagine NCDOT will sign it all.
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 01:25:17 AM »

So, I'm just curious, but has anybody been able to check to see if they have posted NC-140 shields along the I-140 segment yet?

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 10:01:45 AM »

So, I'm just curious, but has anybody been able to check to see if they have posted NC-140 shields along the I-140 segment yet?
Hopefully, this will not be the case. The designation of NC 140 over the entire Bypass is, hopefully, just a bureaucratic exercise to make it officially one continuous route instead of two distinctly separated sections. And, as stated, this is a temporary designation until the entire Bypass is designated as I-140. Hopefully, that happens before the last section under construction is completed, and there will be no need for additional NC 140 signs.

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 10:18:01 PM »

So, I'm just curious, but has anybody been able to check to see if they have posted NC-140 shields along the I-140 segment yet?
Hopefully, this will not be the case. The designation of NC 140 over the entire Bypass is, hopefully, just a bureaucratic exercise to make it officially one continuous route instead of two distinctly separated sections. And, as stated, this is a temporary designation until the entire Bypass is designated as I-140. Hopefully, that happens before the last section under construction is completed, and there will be no need for additional NC 140 signs.

Hope so.  Anyways, if it was posted, I did want to update OSM with that info.

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 04:30:53 PM »

I assume when it's completed it will be resigned Interstate 140.
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 10:38:48 PM »

I assume when it's completed it will be resigned Interstate 140.

Of course on the Southern segment (which is posted as NC-140).  I wanted to know if they had added the shields to the already posted I-140 segment.

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 08:57:11 AM »

I assume when it's completed it will be resigned Interstate 140.

Of course on the Southern segment (which is posted as NC-140).  I wanted to know if they had added the shields to the already posted I-140 segment.

I doubt they have yet.  But if they got AASHTO approval to move US 17 back through Wilmington, then I'm sure when they do the sign changes that NC 140 will appear then.
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 11:23:19 PM »

Here's an article I found from last year detailing the rational for the NCDOT proposal to put US 17 back onto the streets of Wilmington (necessitating the extension of the NC 140 designation):
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140827/ARTICLES/140829695

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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 01:10:05 PM »

Here's an article I found from last year detailing the rational for the NCDOT proposal to put US 17 back onto the streets of Wilmington (necessitating the extension of the NC 140 designation):
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140827/ARTICLES/140829695
So the rules are broken once again. First they reroute US 117 to make room for I-795, and now this...I wonder what they'll think of next.
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 01:30:01 PM »

They probably have broken another rule by rerouting US 220 back to its original routing between Candor and Ellerbe to make a room for I-73/I-74.
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »

I assume when it's completed it will be resigned Interstate 140.
Of course on the Southern segment (which is posted as NC-140).  I wanted to know if they had added the shields to the already posted I-140 segment.
I doubt they have yet.  But if they got AASHTO approval to move US 17 back through Wilmington, then I'm sure when they do the sign changes that NC 140 will appear then.

AASHTO Approves. 
http://route.transportation.org/Documents/05%2014%202015%20Cheyenne,%20WY%20Report/SM%202015%20USRN%20SCOH%20REPORT.pdf
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Re: NC 140 extended northeast
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2015, 08:17:46 PM »

They probably have broken another rule by rerouting US 220 back to its original routing between Candor and Ellerbe to make a room for I-73/I-74.
NCDOT actually never got around to applying for the move of US 220 to the freeway in the first place, I think they saw it as a temporary designation until the freeway was made part of the interstate system. So the reroute was back to what AASHTO considered its true alignment.

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Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »

Thread revival! Last I-140 thread was over 2 years ago.

Does anyone know when I-140 is opening today?
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 10:14:26 AM »

Will the entire road be designated I-140 or just NC 140?
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 10:15:23 AM »

Will the entire road be designated I-140 or just NC 140?
West of I-40, I-140. East of I-40, US 17.
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »

Will the entire road be designated I-140 or just NC 140?
West of I-40, I-140. East of I-40, US 17.

But US 17 was rerouted off 140 and back through Wilmington. Is the eastern leg signed as anything right now?
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2017, 10:40:57 AM »

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Thread revival! Last I-140 thread was over 2 years ago.

You could have just posted again in that thread.  That way, people would have the background in one thread instead of having to find it again.
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2017, 12:02:06 PM »

Will the entire road be designated I-140 or just NC 140?
West of I-40, I-140. East of I-40, US 17.

But US 17 was rerouted off 140 and back through Wilmington. Is the eastern leg signed as anything right now?
As far as I know, NCDOT has not removed the US 17 signs along the Bypass. Hopefully, they were waiting for this last segment to open to revise the signage. If so, NCDOT has the entire bypass designated as NC 140, so they would probably sign that to the east of I-40 until they get approval to put interstate shields up (they could conceivably recycle the NC 140 shields taken down from the southern end).

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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 02:31:16 PM »

NCDOT press release on this morning's ribbon-cutting. Says they 'hope' to get the road open by the end of the month:
https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=14690

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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 03:26:56 PM »

I have read that an 8-mile toll road is proposed to connect US 17 with US 421 in the Wilmington area. How likely is this proposal to be constructed?
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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2017, 05:56:35 PM »

Only the Planning and Environmental Studies have been funded in the current STIP.  Record of decision expected summer 2019.

https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/capefear/

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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 11:55:15 AM »

Will the entire road be designated I-140 or just NC 140?
West of I-40, I-140. East of I-40, US 17.

But US 17 was rerouted off 140 and back through Wilmington. Is the eastern leg signed as anything right now?
As far as I know, NCDOT has not removed the US 17 signs along the Bypass. Hopefully, they were waiting for this last segment to open to revise the signage. If so, NCDOT has the entire bypass designated as NC 140, so they would probably sign that to the east of I-40 until they get approval to put interstate shields up (they could conceivably recycle the NC 140 shields taken down from the southern end).
Here's a link to the May 17 approved route change ordinance for US 17 (on pages 15-16):
https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Route%20Changes/2017_05_17.pdf

As it states, NC 140 is currently the only official route on the Bypass east of I-40.

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Re: Wilmington bypass - Interstate 140 (North Carolina)
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2017, 10:10:47 PM »

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Thread revival! Last I-140 thread was over 2 years ago.

You could have just posted again in that thread.  That way, people would have the background in one thread instead of having to find it again.

Agreed.  And if necessary, PM an admin if a thread re-title would be necessary or appropriate.

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Re: NC I-140 news
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 05:47:51 PM »

NCDOT opened the new stretch of I-140 from US 421 to US 74/76 this afternoon. The westbound lanes were opened first with the eastbound later. This web article includes a video of the westbound drive, they were still putting up signage eastbound when it was taken. It shows some exit signage still needs to be put up for Exit 10 but that the road is signed as I-140 without, properly, any US 17 shields (and with a 70 MPH speed limit):
http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171219/breaking-last-stretch-of-i-140-opens

 


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