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Old 08-02-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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What's the quickest way to get back to I-40 from Morehead City??

I despise Interstates,but sometimes you have to take them in the interest of time. I'm looking at 1000 plus miles to get home,so I need to take the fastest route.

Any other suggestions??
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I don't know what your final destination is, but here's one way.

from: Morehead City, NC to: Magnolia, NC - Google Maps
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile That the way we always use

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Originally Posted by mm34b View Post
I don't know what your final destination is, but here's one way.

from: Morehead City, NC to: Magnolia, NC - Google Maps
It's brings you in at exit 373 on I40 and is about 65 miles from Cape Carteret ( add 18 miles for Morehead City). It usually takes us about an hour and fifteen minutes unless we hit unusual traffic in Jacksonville.

Last edited by dsobotta; 08-03-2008 at 05:29 AM.. Reason: Left out word
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Lenoir/Morganton, NC
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I live in western NC, and go to Morehead a couple times a year to visit family, and I've always taken Hwy 70 straight to I-40, going through Kinston and toward Raleigh. It takes longer to get to I-40, but it seems like it's faster to go west that way than to take Hwy 24. You might want to try mapping it to your location both ways. My dad surveys for the state of NC, and this was the way he always drove, so I just assumed it's faster.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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If you are heading towards Raleigh, then just take highway 70 West. Takes you all the way to 40. Should take you about 2.5 hours tops.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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Thanks everyone. I pretty much figured 70 was the fastest,but I didn't know. I might go 24 just to keep from going the same way twice,but probably not. We'll just have to see. I just hate that in two short weeks from today we'll already be heading home.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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My dad lives in New Bern, and he likes to take 70 to Hwy 55 at Kinston, then take 55 through Mt. Olive and get back on 40 at Newton Grove.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Without a doubt-Hwy.70!! They just opened up a new by-pass around Clayton with speed limits at 70mph!! And don't forget the "flat lands" between New Bern and Kinston at 70 mph too!
By the way-There is a long term project known as Super 70 that will create by-passes around all the major cities along HWY. 70. From their web site:

Super 70 is a united effort to create positive change along Highway 70, initially in Johnston, Wayne, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, and Carteret counties. By working together, this coalition of government agencies can attract the needed resources to realize a shared vision for the corridor.

Vision Statement: "To partner with local, regional, and state government agencies to effectively support initiatives enhancing safety, mobility and economic vitality along the Highway 70 corridor through land use planning, transportation improvement, and economic development strategies. This partnership is represented by the US 70 Corridor Commission, whose vision is to transform US 70 into a freeway from Interstate 40 to the coast. Some of the transformation would take place along the existing roadway, while other sections would be built on new location. Local governments are actively involved to ensure compatibility with established communities and adopted plans."
Visit their web site: Click Here
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