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Old 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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So Southwest bypass will connect 264 to south of Ayden. There is a NC 11/55 Connector project in the works for Kinston. There is a 12-mile gap between these two projects.

There will be a proposal to "connect" these two via the current Hwy 11. The hope is to make a interstate grade, fully controlled access facility. But this process is 20 years + out.


No offense, but the only good I see from this is it will make it quicker to get to Morehead City or Wilmington.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I won't live long enough to see most of what they want to do done. Have you ever seen the drawing of the completed Greenville Beltline?

http://www.greenvillenc.gov/uploaded...plan%20map.pdf
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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At my younger age, I don't think I'll be alive to see Greenville with a beltway. But it is a good thing to already have the plan.

That northeast segment though, is in the pre-planning/we want to do this next stage (as in the spur off of 264 to 264 bus).
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Wow. That is the craziest thing I've seen in awhile. Greenville needing a beltline?

I will say that Hwy 11 is pretty good now that the speed limit is 60 for most of it between Kinston and Greenville.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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At my younger age, I don't think I'll be alive to see Greenville with a beltway. But it is a good thing to already have the plan.

That northeast segment though, is in the pre-planning/we want to do this next stage (as in the spur off of 264 to 264 bus).

i don't know if that's so crazy. The times I've had the misfortune of being in Greenville in the evening, typically on Friday, the traffic has been horrible everywhere. Much worse than Raleigh. As the city grows it'll only get worse. A beltline would ease the congestion.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:02 AM
 
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I wonder why they're going to run the beltline south of Ayden. Seems like it would be more logical to run it between Ayden and Winterville.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Anything that would relieve the in-town traffic by diverting the passers-thru would be welcomed. Not at all planning to have anything like this in place before I leave in 2.5 years though.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I wonder why they're going to run the beltline south of Ayden. Seems like it would be more logical to run it between Ayden and Winterville.
I agree with this. I will say that Greenville is pretty congested for a city its size, basically because the population has grown so much while the infrastructure is pretty static.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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It sucks to have a population boom, but no political capital to get the roads you need. Fayetteville will be in the same boat. They have around 30k coming in with the BRAC stuff
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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It sucks to have a population boom, but no political capital to get the roads you need. Fayetteville will be in the same boat. They have around 30k coming in with the BRAC stuff
Maybe , maybe not. With those 30K will come federal dollars. There's an interstate there that will also bring federal dollars to road projects. I could see them extending out 295 there to loop all the way around Fayeteville or building a belitline fresh but designate at as an interstate a la' 440 to ge tthose federal dollars to push it along. Just look at 795 and the 177 -I-40 connector North and south of Goldsboro. Was that really necessary? Didn't it get built relatively quick? Everyone say thank you Seymour Johnson AFB. Look at all the loop-de-loops they have that let you more or less skip over Jacksonville. Everyone say thank you to Camp Lejeune.

Not to say the growth in Fayetteville won't be painful and I know roads can't be built overnight, but I think they will have an easier go of it than Greenville
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