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Old 10-18-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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The NCDOT is starting a feasibility study to eventually (~30 years) create an expressway from Greenville (via the future Southwest Bypass) to Kinston at NC 55. It was in todays Reflector, but the paywall is keeping the details away. It should take 1.5 - 2 years.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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WASTE OF MONEY!!!! NC 11 is already fine between Greenville and Kinston. Forget feasibility, what's the justification?
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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In 30 years there may actually be enough cars to justify it. Right now, not so much. The population of the US should only keep expanding, and there is a lot of cheap land in the east for people to expand into if there is infrastructure to support them...
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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there is a lot of cheap land in the east for people to expand into if there is infrastructure to support them...


You are so right. There is plenty of cheap land throughout eastern NC. Build it and they will come.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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Like the Global Transpark? Heard that one before.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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WASTE OF MONEY!!!! NC 11 is already fine between Greenville and Kinston. Forget feasibility, what's the justification?
30 years down the road, chap. Gotta have some kinda of vision, not some backward thinking mentality.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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30 years and I still don't see a need to expand the route between Greenville & Kinston. Greenville is growing but what is happening to cause people to from Greenville to Kinston? The only other effecient route making bringing peopel down 11 from Greenville would be to go to Wilmington which is not a popular tourist destination for those from Greenville. Most other points can be better accessed through 264, 13, or 43. I only hesitate to say all other points as not to be an absolutist. I think an 11 extension would be an easy project, but not a necessary.

Can anyway point to any specific trends or have insider knowledge on "30 years down the road" to make this necessary?

Also, I'm not against road projects. I supported NC 12 being rebuilt. I think US 17should be two lanes though the whole state. I'd love for them to expand US 13 between Goldsboro and Greenville but I'm not sure if that's necessary either. Well may be the part in Snow Hill. It's definitely more necessary than a NC 11 extension.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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Isn't that road already 2 lanes each way between each town? I don't understand what exactly their reasoning or purpose would be? You also have to consider that in 30 years cars might be too expensive to even drive.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:38 AM
 
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Isn't that road already 2 lanes each way between each town? I don't understand what exactly their reasoning or purpose would be? You also have to consider that in 30 years cars might be too expensive to even drive.
yep. Speed limit is already 60 mph on a good portion of it
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Yeah this one is useless. Greenville is growing but Kinston has not grown in the past 30 years and there are no signs of it growing in the near future. Traffic already flows smoothly between the two cities and the speed limit is already 60mph without an excessive number of traffic lights.
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