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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #950 on: April 20, 2021, 02:39:49 PM »

I think highways should only be named after politicians following their departure from office, or after their deaths. Otherwise, it seems a bit egotistic to me. Example: U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster numbering and naming Interstate 99 after himself.

Shuster has been retired since 2001; his son Bill, who succeeded him, himself retired in 2019.  While Shuster was responsible for the designation and funding of I-99 (at least the section from Bedford to I-80), the actual honorary naming of the facility was done through the auspices of the state of Pennsylvania via entreaties from local political entities (of which the Shusters were members prior to their Congressional elevations).   But somehow I don't think the Shuster family lodged any objections to that naming. 
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #951 on: April 20, 2021, 10:11:01 PM »

I think highways should only be named after politicians following their departure from office, or after their deaths. Otherwise, it seems a bit egotistic to me. Example: U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster numbering and naming Interstate 99 after himself.

Shuster has been retired since 2001; his son Bill, who succeeded him, himself retired in 2019.  While Shuster was responsible for the designation and funding of I-99 (at least the section from Bedford to I-80), the actual honorary naming of the facility was done through the auspices of the state of Pennsylvania via entreaties from local political entities (of which the Shusters were members prior to their Congressional elevations).   But somehow I don't think the Shuster family lodged any objections to that naming.
Renumber that number and call it a day. He's retired.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #952 on: April 21, 2021, 02:00:54 AM »

I think highways should only be named after politicians following their departure from office, or after their deaths. Otherwise, it seems a bit egotistic to me. Example: U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster numbering and naming Interstate 99 after himself.

Shuster has been retired since 2001; his son Bill, who succeeded him, himself retired in 2019.  While Shuster was responsible for the designation and funding of I-99 (at least the section from Bedford to I-80), the actual honorary naming of the facility was done through the auspices of the state of Pennsylvania via entreaties from local political entities (of which the Shusters were members prior to their Congressional elevations).   But somehow I don't think the Shuster family lodged any objections to that naming.
Renumber that number and call it a day. He's retired.

Quite literally it would take an act of Congress to alter the I-99 designation; that was not an AASHTO action but one legislated back in 1995.  And at this point, that body would in all likelihood consider any such action a waste of its time and effort.  The appropriate response is to roll one's eyes and move on.  BTW, I-99 isn't the most controversial road-related thing springing from the old Shuster congressional district -- it also includes Breezewood! 
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #953 on: April 23, 2021, 09:17:39 PM »

I think the Northern Carteret Bypass was canceled due to environmental issues and it was too costly to build.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #954 on: May 07, 2021, 08:53:43 AM »

Part of the Goldsboro Bypass has been named the John H. Kerr III Highway.

http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2017/10/18/governor_to_attend_naming_ceremony/

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A ceremony dedicating a section of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass as the John H. Kerr III Highway will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to attend the ceremony to be held in Courtroom No. 1 in the Wayne County Courthouse.

Kerr's sons, John H. Kerr IV and James Y. Kerr II, will speak.

Wayne County Commissioner Wayne Aycock will speak on behalf of the county.

The 5-mile section of bypass to be dedicated in memory of Kerr stretches from the highway's interchange with Interstate 795 to U.S. 13.

The ceremony was announced Tuesday morning during the commissioners' meeting.

The late Kerr, one of the most powerful members of the state General Assembly, championed improvements to state infrastructure including the bypass and the I-795 designation for a four-lane U.S. 117 between Goldsboro and Wilson.

Gus Tulloss of Rocky Mount, who represents District Four on the state Board of Transportation, made the motion in June to name the section in memory of Kerr.

The DOT Board unanimously approved the motion.

Born in Warrenton, Kerr was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, president of the junior class, treasurer of the student body and president of the Order of the Grail.

After receiving his bachelor's degree, Kerr attended the University of North Carolina Law School, receiving a law degree with honors in 1961.

He was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 1986, serving three terms before being elected to the state Senate, where he served from 1992 until 2008.

In their resolution to the state seeking the designation, commissioners praised Kerr for his dedication on focusing attention on the need to bolster eastern North Carolina's infrastructure -- including the need for improvements for water, sewer, natural gas and roads.

The resolution added that Kerr dedicated his life to his family, Madison Avenue Baptist Church, numerous boards, civic organizations -- causes that touched the lives of the people and communities in North Carolina and especially in eastern North Carolina.

Kerr received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state's highest civilian honor, and a plaque of appreciation from the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center for his leadership in providing financial assistance on water and sewer projects for struggling communities across the state.

Another politician is getting his name on the bypass. The mayor of Goldsboro, Chuck Allen, will be getting his name on the section between US-13 and Beston Road.

https://www.goldsborodailynews.com/2021/04/20/mayor-allen-given-several-honors-including-order-of-the-long-leaf-pine/

Though that specific article doesn't mention what health issue he has, another recent article mentioned that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer in late 2019.

https://newoldnorth.com/2021/03/15/mayor-taking-leave-of-absence-to-focus-on-cancer-battle/#:~:text=Not%20even%20two%20weeks%20after,of%20brain%20cancer%20there%20is.

NCDOT press release:

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-05-06-rocky-mount-goldsboro-resolutions.aspx
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #955 on: May 10, 2021, 03:46:40 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a contract to upgrade US-70 to interstate standards between the Clayton Bypass and the Neuse River in Johnston County. Completion is expected by fall 2024.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-03-30-johnston-county-us-70-upgrade.aspx

It's just been announced that Amazon will build a distribution center near this area.

https://www.wraltechwire.com/?p=182219
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #956 on: May 10, 2021, 08:53:07 PM »

NCDOT has awarded a contract to upgrade US-70 to interstate standards between the Clayton Bypass and the Neuse River in Johnston County. Completion is expected by fall 2024.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-03-30-johnston-county-us-70-upgrade.aspx

It's just been announced that Amazon will build a distribution center near this area.

https://www.wraltechwire.com/?p=182219

Since that's pretty damn close to the I-42/95 junction, I wonder if there will be expedited planning for that interchange that will result in a finalization of the design, including possible relocation of either route.  With this distribution facility looming (and Amazon doesn't move slowly with these things), time may be of the essence here! 
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #957 on: May 13, 2021, 12:25:05 AM »

I wonder why they didn't put an APL sign here.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #958 on: June 02, 2021, 12:22:40 PM »

The NCDOT Construction Progress Report has been updated to include the US 70 upgrade project (Contract Number:   C204359) from Business 70 to the Neuse River bridge in Johnston County. Work began on May 12. The current completion date is March 14, 2025. The contract amount is $58,864,002.13. The project distance is 4.978 miles (5 is good enough for me).

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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #959 on: June 03, 2021, 12:31:09 PM »

Would it be possible to extend the C.F. Harvey Parkway back south to reconnect to US 70/Future Interstate 42 near Dover? That could potentially become an Interstate 242, as well as provide a full northern bypass of Kinston.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #960 on: June 03, 2021, 12:43:27 PM »

Would it be possible to extend the C.F. Harvey Parkway back south to reconnect to US 70/Future Interstate 42 near Dover? That could potentially become an Interstate 242, as well as provide a full northern bypass of Kinston.
Not the Parkway, but a proposal for an NC-11 bypass slightly east of the existing route, bypassing Kinston to the east has been proposed.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #961 on: June 03, 2021, 01:08:59 PM »

The NCDOT Construction Progress Report has been updated to include the US 70 upgrade project (Contract Number:   C204359) from Business 70 to the Neuse River bridge in Johnston County. Work began on May 12. The current completion date is March 14, 2025. The contract amount is $58,864,002.13. The project distance is 4.978 miles (5 is good enough for me).

I'm assuming there are plans to close the intersection with W. Oak St. on the other side of the bridge at some point. Seems like they'd have included that in the plans for this project, but I guess that's a simple enough task for the Division at a later date.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #962 on: June 03, 2021, 10:41:24 PM »

Would it be possible to extend the C.F. Harvey Parkway back south to reconnect to US 70/Future Interstate 42 near Dover? That could potentially become an Interstate 242, as well as provide a full northern bypass of Kinston.
Not the Parkway, but a proposal for an NC-11 bypass slightly east of the existing route, bypassing Kinston to the east has been proposed.
And it was from 2010.
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #963 on: July 14, 2021, 03:02:53 PM »

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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #964 on: July 14, 2021, 03:10:37 PM »

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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #965 on: July 19, 2021, 02:32:52 PM »

When going through James City, I saw nothing demolished. Maybe the project has stalled due to the number of relocations that will happen?

Or they are just starting out I guess...
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Re: Interstate 42
« Reply #966 on: August 03, 2021, 12:22:09 AM »

I've added photos taken by Adam Prince this past week between Dover and New Bern showing the completed interstate standard US 70 freeway.


Unfortunately, it will be a while before this can be signed as I-42 due to the need to complete sections further west. I've posted the compete set in the photos section of my Future I-42 site:
https://malmeroads.net/ncfutints/fut42.html

 


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