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Old 08-17-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I know the bypass isn't planned to pass through the neighborhood, but does anyone have any theories as to how it will affect the neighborhood, whether positive or negative. It will probably pass within a mile of the neighborhood.
Any thoughts on if it will increase value, decrease value, not affect value?
Any thoughts on whether or not it will bring in the riff raff, so to speak?

I'm looking to build there soon (as soon as my house sells in St. Louis), and I just wondered how this bypass is going to affect it.

Thanks,
John
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Here is the current status of the project, as well as a map showing the possibilities for the bypass.

North Carolina Turnpike Authority: Monroe Connector/Bypass

It seems it will be closer to Idlewild/Secrest Shortcut Road, but the exact route has not been finalized yet.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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I heard that that area is not being considered anymore, is this incorrect?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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It will still be in the area just the EXACT route has not been decided, or at least revealed. But it will still be around the vicinity of Secrest Shortcut Rd/Bonterra/Poplin Rd area which includes Fieldstone Farm, just not right beside it. But will be within a mile or two.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:05 AM
 
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It will probably make the neighborhood more desirable for commuters. Far enough away not to be impacted by traffic noise unlike (probably) Bonterra and Lake Park. I wouldn't buy in either of those places right now.
The bypass has been on the drawing board for so long, when the final plan is rolled out I'm sure there will be enough shouting coming out of Bonterra & Lake Park to bring the house down probably resulting in further delays.

From what I've seen, there is nothing wrong with 74 that properly timed lights and a couple of overpasses couldn't fix.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:11 AM
 
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It will probably make the neighborhood more desirable for commuters. Far enough away not to be impacted by traffic noise unlike (probably) Bonterra and Lake Park. I wouldn't buy in either of those places right now.
The bypass has been on the drawing board for so long, when the final plan is rolled out I'm sure there will be enough shouting coming out of Bonterra & Lake Park to bring the house down probably resulting in further delays.

From what I've seen, there is nothing wrong with 74 that properly timed lights and a couple of overpasses couldn't fix.
Timed lights?? Now there's a concept!! If you can get your powers-that-be to figure out that concept, how about having them educate the brain trusts here in Charlotte? Seriously, Ive never seen a road system where the lights aren't coordinated to speed up traffic (try driving Harris Blvd during rush hour)!
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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It will probably make the neighborhood more desirable for commuters. Far enough away not to be impacted by traffic noise unlike (probably) Bonterra and Lake Park. I wouldn't buy in either of those places right now.
The bypass has been on the drawing board for so long, when the final plan is rolled out I'm sure there will be enough shouting coming out of Bonterra & Lake Park to bring the house down probably resulting in further delays.

From what I've seen, there is nothing wrong with 74 that properly timed lights and a couple of overpasses couldn't fix.
I'm quite in agreement with the concept of computerized traffic lights and overpasses. There would be no need for the bypass at all, if overpasses were built and the traffic lights eliminated. I find that even during the day, it takes me a half hour to go 12 miles from my house in Monroe to the Costco on 51. This is a major waste of time and gasoline! The money to be spent on the Monroe Bypass would more than cover the costs of up-grading 74 to make it into a more efficient highway.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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This happened in Greensboro near my parents house (South Elm Eugene St.), its has pros and cons, Pros: Faster Commute, stimulated economy near on/off ramps(ie. Walmart, Lowes, Target, etc.) it creates a lot of new retail establishments. Cons: it also brought many cheap home builders to the area which built cheap affordable housing which is 100% Ghetto!!! What once was a peaceful area on the outskirts of the city is now filled with retail and GHETTO, to the point where you dont really want to go to the Walmart to shop because its so Ghetto. To the point where you cant shop at Walmart without finding half eaten CHICKEN BONES from the deli department scattered amongst the clothing and floors. Its ridiculous.....Yes the faster commute is nice, but i believe in neighborhoods like yours it creates more bad than good for the people who live there already.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Then try taking a look in Euope, is pretty common there I know as i used to live there for +30 yrs. ANYTHING can be done, but as most things it needs $ and an instigator that stays on top of things in order to get the cooperation of all involved. Anyways, as a future FF resident , I wouldn't mind a faster commute to Charleston, as that is where I work, (off Sardis / monroe rd.) Thanks for the LINK I am looking at the page/picture now.... interesting....

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