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Old 05-26-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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"Greenville: We have 8 different interstates within 20 miles of us but none run through!"
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:31 PM
 
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264 is in much better shape than 11 right now...you would need a major interchange at the northern bypass in Greenville...and then a new road by A-G high school....11 just wasn't built that way.

264 is. I would think now that I-87 replaces 64...there is no reason I-287 cant replace 264. I-287 would connect to I-87 in Zebulon...and it would lead to a Major city in Greenville...and it can meet Interstate standards fairly easily.

I do like the idea of converting 11 to Interstate standards...would think you could connect to I-42 in Kinston, follow that to the New Bern bypass and then follow that to Jacksonville and Wilmington to connect to I-140 there.
The question probably becomes, which is cheaper, upgrading 50 or miles of 264 from Zebulon to Greenville or the 12 miles of Hwy 11 from Bethel to Greenville.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I-795 is currently being extended to I-40 near Faison. I just don't see a need to go from Kinston to I-40.
Not to mention that it would be a LOT more work to make the connection from Kinston to I-40 somewhere between Warsaw and Wallace. US-117 is easily upgradable, which makes extending I-795 a no-brainer.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The question probably becomes, which is cheaper, upgrading 50 or miles of 264 from Zebulon to Greenville or the 12 miles of Hwy 11 from Bethel to Greenville.
Good question. With US-264, all that would need done is widening the outside shoulders and removing the signs warning drivers to watch for farm equipment since farm equipment are forbidden from using Interstate highways. Plus, US-264 already meets Interstate standards from the Greene/Wilson county line to I-95, so actually less than 50 miles would need upgrading. US-13 from Bethel to Greenville is shorter, but it would take more work like removing at-grade intersections, plus North Pitt High School sits on US-13, which will be a problem. A short, new alignment would probably have to be built in that area. I can't see North Pitt being torn down. I think Greenville's best bet towards getting an interstate is to focus on US-264 first, IMO.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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Not everyone has time to read through hundreds of pages. Someone who has lived in Greenville since 2012 would be able to easily list a few additions or improvements to the area in just a few minutes.
The answer to your question is: a lot.

Construction on...sheesh, I don't know, a dozen or so projects around center city will really kick into high gear this fall/winter. Everything from apartments, building renos, breweries, restaurants, ECU projects like the student centers and millennial campus, Vidant cancer center, 10th street connector and other road construction , etc.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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Ch. 9 has a video story about tourism in the East. They showed a hotel being built in Washington, but didn't say where or what it is. Anyone know anything about it?
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I don't know if it's finished or not but one was being built next to the fire station on 15th street, right by the intersection with 264. Behind Food Lion, across from Hampton Inn.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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I haven't been able to figure out what brand of hotel they are building across from the Hampton in Washington or what brand of hotel they are building across from the Holiday Inn Express in Greenville.

The one in Greenville looks similar to the new Comfort Suites in James City...so maybe its that...there is no Comfort Suites in Greenville (there is a Comfort Inn in Winterville). The Washington one may be a Holiday Inn Express because that closed down and eventually became the Magnuson a few years back. It wasn't up to Holiday Inn standards.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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"Greenville: We have 8 different interstates within 20 miles of us but none run through!"
LOL that's sad. We need a spur quick fast and in a hurry!
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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"Greenville: We have 8 different interstates within 20 miles of us but none run through!"
And that's the rub...

How is Greenville going to be taken seriously by out of state or out of country firms if you have I-87 going through Rocky Mount, I-42 going through Kinston, I-40 going to Wilmington, I-795 going through Goldsboro...and nothing going to Greenville.

Honestly, I can't see if you don't have a 64 how you would have a 264. Greenville's spur would help Wilson and an Interstate designation should follow right in line after the 87 gets designated. In this case the road is already there.

Those 3 Interstate designations would be the biggest thing the State of NC would have done for the East like...ever.
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