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Old 10-29-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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Pasquotank County is strongly opposed to having I-87 follow the proposed connector route. They want I-87 to stay on US-17. VDOT has also begun it's study of Virginia's portion of I-87. However, I-87 has not been included in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's 2040 long-range transportation plan and isn't considered a priority for any of it's jurisdictions.

Where should I-87 go? Locals: No reroute through Currituck - Daily Advance
Thatís because right now we need to improve the South side-peninsula commute and a few other major bottle necks before we think about adding more traffic to the mix.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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NCDOT has completed and posted itís feasibility study (dated October 2018) for the US-17 portion of the I-87 corridor between Williamston and the Virginia state line. No word yet on when VDOTís study of VAís part of the corridor will be finished.

https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/us-17...raft-study.pdf
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:53 AM
 
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After looking at the somewhat meandering alignment of I-87, I think it’s unfortunate that VDOT isn’t prioritizing an Interstate upgrade of US 58 between South Hill and Chesapeake. That alignment is more direct than US 17, and promises better access between Hampton Roads and other areas of the Southeast (e.g., Charlotte, Greenville/Spartanburg, Atlanta).
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Old Today, 08:11 AM
 
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Area I-87 funds missing from new DOT road plan - Daily Advance
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Old Today, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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After looking at the somewhat meandering alignment of I-87, I think itís unfortunate that VDOT isnít prioritizing an Interstate upgrade of US 58 between South Hill and Chesapeake. That alignment is more direct than US 17, and promises better access between Hampton Roads and other areas of the Southeast (e.g., Charlotte, Greenville/Spartanburg, Atlanta).
That alignment would be best if the goal was to provide better access between HR and the metro areas of the Carolinas. But the goal of I-87 just seems to be an economic development project for eastern NC. It won't really improve Norfolk-Raleigh travel time. It'll just let economic development agencies in some downtrodden eastern NC towns market their access to a two-digit interstate.
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Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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That alignment would be best if the goal was to provide better access between HR and the metro areas of the Carolinas. But the goal of I-87 just seems to be an economic development project for eastern NC. It won't really improve Norfolk-Raleigh travel time. It'll just let economic development agencies in some downtrodden eastern NC towns market their access to a two-digit interstate.
Yep, which led to Greenville getting a piece of the interstate pie.

U.S. 264 receives future interstate designation as I-587 | The Wilson Times
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