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Old 03-18-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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So where does the new highway end now? On google maps it looks like it's complete down to Cedar Square Rd in Archdale--is that correct? If so, what's 311 like from that point to I-73? Is it now quicker to take 311 rather than I-40 to US 220?

I'm anxiously awaiting the completion of this highway, as it should save quite a bit of time traveling southeast from Winston-Salem.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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At the time of the latest scans by Google maps, Interestate 74 was graded from Cedar Square Road, around New Market, to Interstate 73 south of US 311 in Randleman. If those scans are recent, it is likely two years away from completion.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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^ Well yes, I knew that. What I'm asking is if the highway is open all the way to Cedar Square now.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Yes, it is.
New stretch of High Point East Belt opens - News14.com
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Thanks Carolina Knight--I missed that news. Now the second part of my question--what is 311 like from Cedar Square to US 220? Stoplights? Straight section with nothing to slow you down? Anyone know?
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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The last section of I-74 that is graded in the aerial imagery on Google Maps is scheduled for completion in October 2012, according to NCDOT's Construction Progress Report website.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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Hopefully the last section will open well ahead of schedule like the previous section.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks Carolina Knight--I missed that news. Now the second part of my question--what is 311 like from Cedar Square to US 220? Stoplights? Straight section with nothing to slow you down? Anyone know?
311 is about 7 miles from Cedar Square Road down to US 220. The only stoplight is immediately south of the Cedar Square Road intersection. The speed limit goes from 45 to 55 to 45 then back to 55. It's a fairly straight road with moderate congestion- nothing awful. I would say the biggest issue with 311 in that area is that it seems more often than not, someone wants to go well below the speed limit, and there's nowhere to pass as it's a two lane road, or two lanes with a center turn lane in places.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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So where does the new highway end now? On google maps it looks like it's complete down to Cedar Square Rd in Archdale--is that correct? If so, what's 311 like from that point to I-73? Is it now quicker to take 311 rather than I-40 to US 220?

I'm anxiously awaiting the completion of this highway, as it should save quite a bit of time traveling southeast from Winston-Salem.
Assuming you live in High Point the latest opening of the dragged out 311 by-pass bypasses vitrually all the stoplights. Additionally the speed limit increases to 65mph once you cross 311/Bus 85 interchange.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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311 is about 7 miles from Cedar Square Road down to US 220. The only stoplight is immediately south of the Cedar Square Road intersection. The speed limit goes from 45 to 55 to 45 then back to 55. It's a fairly straight road with moderate congestion- nothing awful. I would say the biggest issue with 311 in that area is that it seems more often than not, someone wants to go well below the speed limit, and there's nowhere to pass as it's a two lane road, or two lanes with a center turn lane in places.
Thanks Jowel. It sounds like it's worth trying this route. I'll check it out next time I travel down that way.
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