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Old 09-14-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The final section of the Wilmington Bypass (I-140) between US-74/76 and US-421 will be opening in December.

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/09/13/n...i-140-project/

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The I-140/Wilmington Bypass Project is scheduled to open for traffic in late December, 2017.

Officials with the North Carolina DOT say the department is currently finishing the last four of the 19 bridges on the I-140/Wilmington Bypass Project. Two structures in New Hanover and two structures in Brunswick County.

The roadway portion of the project is 90% complete, the DOT reports, adding that they are beginning the final layer of asphalt surface in New Hanover County this week.

Although travel lanes will be opening soon, drivers will likely see construction crews performing work on secondary roads: Mt. Misery Road and Cedar Hill Road, until summer, 2018.

This will include completing bridge and roadway construction on Cedar Hill Road, south of the new I-140 interchange and installing a concrete box culvert and completing roadway construction on Mt. Misery Road south of the new I-140 interchange.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Default Carolina Bays Parkway Extension

According to the preliminary schedule, the extension would not open until 2029

StarNews, 13 Sep 17, "Carolina Bays Parkway Extension study begins"
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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According to the preliminary schedule, the extension would not open until 2029

StarNews, 13 Sep 17, "Carolina Bays Parkway Extension study begins"
That parkway will (unfortunately) eventually become part of I-74.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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That parkway will (unfortunately) eventually become part of I-74.
I had always thought that I-40 could be extended (via I-140) to the Carolina Bays Parkway through Brunswick Co, so connect with I-74.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I had always thought that I-40 could be extended (via I-140) to the Carolina Bays Parkway through Brunswick Co, so connect with I-74.
I've always thought that I-74 should end in Wilmington and an I-74 spur link Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. Myrtle Beach is already getting I-73. There's no reason for I-74 to take that sharp turn south and backward on itself to Myrtle Beach, not to mention the miles of sensitive wetlands it would cut through. Wilmington got the shaft as usual thanks to Congress.

There was a proposal by Wilmington in the early 2000's to extend I-40 to the MLK Parkway and use it to end at the Isabel Holmes Bridge interchange near downtown, but NCDOT wasn't interested and the idea was dropped. Another problem with that idea is that the airport would need to give up some of the land. I doubt the airport would've been supportive of that.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:25 PM
 
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Default NC Construction in Ashboro Area

Looks like a good deal of construction of Interstate quality just north of Ashboro NC. Anyone have any idea what is going where and about when it will be finished? Thanks in advance!

Walessp
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Looks like a good deal of construction of Interstate quality just north of Ashboro NC. Anyone have any idea what is going where and about when it will be finished? Thanks in advance!

Walessp
Not exactly in coastal NC, but the US-64 Asheboro Bypass is the only major ongoing project there, though it's going south of Asheboro, but north of the zoo.

https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/asheboro/
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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A public meeting is being held Monday regarding proposed improvements to Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=14534

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State transportation officials will hold a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 30 for the proposed improvements to Carolina Beach Road (U.S. 421) between Burnett Boulevard and Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington. The improvements include upgrading Carolina Beach Road into four lanes with a divided median to improve safety and traffic flow.

The public can view a map displaying the location and design of the project on the NCDOT website.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunset Park Elementary School, at 613 Alabama Ave. Interested residents may attend at any time during the meeting, as no formal presentation will be made. NCDOT representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions. The meeting will offer the opportunity to provide written comments.

If someone is unable to attend the meeting, they can still provide comments on the proposal through Nov. 30, 2017. For additional information, contact NCDOT Division Design Engineer Brian Harding at bjharding@ncdot.gov; (910) 341-2000; or at 5501 Barbados Blvd, Castle Hayne, N.C., 28429.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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A public meeting is being held Monday regarding proposed improvements to Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=14534
That's basically a removal of the suicide lane, which is even more deadly with increased development and traffic.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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That's basically a removal of the suicide lane, which is even more deadly with increased development and traffic.
How would replacing a suicide lane with a divided median, thus eliminating non-signalized left turns, make the road more deadly?
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