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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #150 on: October 01, 2019, 09:27:19 PM »

However with VA and 70 around Emporia for ole 95, its because some engineers say go for it and the others ((like in NC) say motorists need a buffer for safety.
But then there's also that segment of US-64 around Nashville that's just as aged that's posted at 70 mph.

Heck go to Texas and they have five lane arterials posted at 75 mph where many states would question signing it over 55.
Texas is one of my favorite states to drive in - mostly because you're always doing at least 70 - 75mph outside of urban areas, no matter what type of road. And even better - there's no urge to speed because the speed limit is an appropriate cap, unlike that 55 mph in the other state that most people do around 60 - 65 mph already.

Can we get this thread back to Charlotte, NC? I know it grew legs talking about 70 mph on I-485, but the rest of this belongs in Mid-Atlantic forum.

I asked earlier about I-77 EL, does anyone have any updates? We are getting close to hard deadline of $10k a day fines if they dont speed it up (grace has already been extended from Jan 2019 to Now next month...)
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #151 on: October 01, 2019, 09:40:30 PM »

Can we get this thread back to Charlotte, NC? I know it grew legs talking about 70 mph on I-485, but the rest of this belongs in Mid-Atlantic forum.
There were a mere 2 posts that veered off the main topic, it's not like it was an entire page.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #152 on: October 07, 2019, 05:31:29 PM »

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »

Ugh.  Cintra:  Bilker of the Public.  How many facilities have we turned over to them so they can squeeze every penny out of the travelling public they can?
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #155 on: October 11, 2019, 07:16:46 AM »

Cintra is requesting a deadline extension on the I-77 toll lane project.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cintra-requests-i-77-construction-extension-faces-fines-if-not-done-by-end-of-month/995706361
I'd say no, let them piggy up.

They're already 277 days behind the original deadline, and with the amount of screw ups they've already had, the millions of dollars they've had to pay up, they don't deserve more leeway.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #156 on: October 16, 2019, 05:01:47 PM »

Cintra is requesting a deadline extension on the I-77 toll lane project.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cintra-requests-i-77-construction-extension-faces-fines-if-not-done-by-end-of-month/995706361

So does that include paving (yet again) the various traffic lanes? We went through there last week and while the express lanes appear to have a final coat of asphalt, the main lanes were pretty rough. Up here in the mountains of Virginia, the asphalt plants are nearing their winter shutdown; is that an issue around Charlotte?

Bruce in Blacksburg
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #157 on: October 16, 2019, 11:03:09 PM »

The first CFI - Continuous Flow Intersection - in the state will be opening in West Charlotte Friday at NC 16/Mt. Holly-Huntersville, right by I-485 exit 16

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-14-charlotte-intersection-getting-innovative-pattern.aspx
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #158 on: October 17, 2019, 02:36:02 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-17-interstate-resurfacing-continues.aspx

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​CHARLOTTE Contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation will be resurfacing lanes on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte Friday, as part of a $10.8 million contract awarded last fall.

The paving operations require temperatures at or above 60 degrees, so the work must take place during the day. One lane will be closed on the inner loop between mile markers 31 and 36. Traffic control will go in place after 9 a.m. and will be removed by 4 p.m.

Additional lane closures may continue this weekend and next week, as work advances and weather permits. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #159 on: October 21, 2019, 02:42:49 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-21-uptown-closures-continue.aspx

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​CHARLOTTE The series of closures needed for work on the $16.3 million N.C. Department of Transportation project to improve the roadway and 22 bridges along I-277 continues tonight.​​

The entrance ramp from the inner loop to I-77 South (Exit 1B) will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night this week and continue over the weekend from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ​​​

Also, the entrance ramp from South Church Street to the inner loop will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Monday morning, Oct. 28. ​

All the work is weather permitting and subject to change. Detour information will be online at DriveNC.gov under Mecklenburg County.​​​

Drivers need to slow down and use extra caution while going through the work zones and the detour routes. They also need to pay extra attention to the road for their own safety, as well as any passengers, occupants of other vehicles and the construction crews in the area.​​
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #160 on: October 21, 2019, 04:01:00 PM »

The first CFI - Continuous Flow Intersection - in the state will be opening in West Charlotte Friday at NC 16/Mt. Holly-Huntersville, right by I-485 exit 16

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-14-charlotte-intersection-getting-innovative-pattern.aspx

I checked it out the other day. Looks like some drivers are confused and were still trying to turn left in the lanes that go straight.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #161 on: October 30, 2019, 07:18:03 PM »

Cintra is about to start paying fines!!!  The I-77 Toll Lane construction deadline will NOT be extended!!!

https://www.wbtv.com/2019/10/30/nc-sen-natasha-marcus-says-ncdot-will-not-grant-extension-i-toll-lane-project-fines-expected/
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #162 on: October 30, 2019, 08:26:59 PM »

Cintra is about to start paying fines!!!  The I-77 Toll Lane construction deadline will NOT be extended!!!

https://www.wbtv.com/2019/10/30/nc-sen-natasha-marcus-says-ncdot-will-not-grant-extension-i-toll-lane-project-fines-expected/
About time. They've had some many screw ups construction wise, time to start paying up.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #163 on: October 30, 2019, 09:52:03 PM »

Cintra is about to start paying fines!!!  The I-77 Toll Lane construction deadline will NOT be extended!!!

https://www.wbtv.com/2019/10/30/nc-sen-natasha-marcus-says-ncdot-will-not-grant-extension-i-toll-lane-project-fines-expected/

Very nice. They deserve those fines. There's still quite a bit of work to do on the part close to Uptown.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #164 on: October 31, 2019, 05:08:27 PM »

Related to Cintra, apparently theyre apart of the P3 doing the I-66 lanes outside the beltway in Northern Virginia.

So Northern Virginia has both Transurban and Cintra ultimately.
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #165 on: November 05, 2019, 07:50:21 AM »

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #166 on: November 12, 2019, 07:43:07 AM »

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #167 on: November 13, 2019, 03:27:05 PM »

Beginning tomorrow, construction work around Concord Mills will be suspended for the holidays.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-13-concord-mills-project-suspension.aspx
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #168 on: November 14, 2019, 02:58:08 PM »

NCDOT awarded a contract to rehabilitate pavement on I-485 between NC-51 and Idlewild Road. Completion set for November 15, 2020.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-14-east-meck-contract-award.aspx
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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #169 on: November 18, 2019, 02:23:25 PM »

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Re: Charlotte
« Reply #170 on: November 18, 2019, 03:39:07 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-18-uptown-ramp-closures.aspx

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CHARLOTTE N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews have scheduled several closures this week as part of a $16.3 million project to improve the roadway and 22 bridges along I-277.​​

Starting tonight, crews will close the ramp from the inner loop to I-77 South (exit 1B), the on-ramp from I-77 North to U.S. 74 West (exit 9C) and the ramp from the inner loop to Freedom Drive (exit 1A). The closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Monday morning, Nov. 25.​

Also tonight, the ramp from South Boulevard to the outer loop will be closed, as will the ramp from the outer loop to Kenilworth and East 3rd Street (exit 2A). These closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.​​

Nightly closures are also set for the ramps from East Stonewall and East Fourth streets to the outer loop from Tuesday thru Sunday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. ​

All the work is weather permitting and subject to change. Detour information will be online at DriveNC.gov under Mecklenburg County.​

Drivers need to slow down and use extra caution while going through the work zones and the detour routes. They also need to pay extra attention to the road for their own safety, as well as any passengers, occupants of other vehicles and the construction crews in the area.​
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