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Old 05-14-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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see i-64
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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Interstate 44 is already in use from Wichita Falls, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri. How well would an interstate highway from St. Louis to the Hampton Roads area work?
Well I haven't seen the arch in years, so I say go for it! 64 sucks so maybe calling it 44 would help. Altough a lot of people still call 264 44 so that may not work.

FYI-I wasn't so much talking about the number as I was the concept.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The Raleigh-Norfolk interstate will be called I-87. AASHTO rejected I-89 and approved I-87 instead.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/NewsReleases/...s.aspx?r=12558
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Default Interstate 87

NCDOT Secretary Nick Tennyson wrote an Op-Ed in The Virginian-Pilot regarding the future CSX Carolina Connector hub in Rocky Mount and the future I-87 corridor from Raleigh to Norfolk.

Nick Tennyson: Project will better connect N.C. to Va. | Guest Columnist | pilotonline.com

I'm a little surprised there's been no comment from either VDOT or Gov. McAuliffe regarding AASHTO's approval of the I-87 number for the Raleigh-Norfolk corridor back in May, but then again, given the political divide in this state (NoVA vs. everybody else), I guess I shouldn't be...

More info on the CSX hub can be found here:

CSX finally finds home for cargo hub in Rocky Mount :: WRAL.com

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Officials said the company was attracted to the Rocky Mount site because of its proximity to CSXs main north-south rail line, Interstate 95 and the future Interstate 87 corridor from the Triangle to Norfolk, Va., and the planned Interstate 42 corridor from the Triangle to Morehead City.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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What will this highway do to the surrounding lands? Will we start seeing suburban nastiness encroach on the pristine farmland and wilderness of eastern NC? Or is this just going to be a bit of a boost to local economies. NC is turning into Florida and new Jersey, one giant parking lot.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What will this highway do to the surrounding lands? Will we start seeing suburban nastiness encroach on the pristine farmland and wilderness of eastern NC? Or is this just going to be a bit of a boost to local economies. NC is turning into Florida and new Jersey, one giant parking lot.
I actually think it will have the opposite effect. This will allow more commerce and faster flow between the two cities. Should promote more density and less burbs. I think Norfolk will grow from this more than any other city IMO.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I actually think it will have the opposite effect. This will allow more commerce and faster flow between the two cities. Should promote more density and less burbs. I think Norfolk will grow from this more than any other city IMO.
Instead of I-87 ending at at the I-64/I-264 junction in Chesapeake, I'd like to see it replace I-464 and end at I-264 in Norfolk. It would make sense, IMO.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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I actually think it will have the opposite effect. This will allow more commerce and faster flow between the two cities. Should promote more density and less burbs. I think Norfolk will grow from this more than any other city IMO.
Sounds good for Norfolk! But we all know most growth is suburban type development. Although Norfolk is a bit different as its bunched up between other cities with a massive swamp to the south that is protected land so not much room for suburban growth. I was just hoping for a quicker route to VA beach, right now by time closest beach to me is Wrightsville which is roughly a little less to a little more than a 2 hour drive from here, versus VA beach which more like 2 and a half hours. By distance topsail beach is the closest to me. Just want more beaches that can be done in 2 hours! Wonder if it will increase beach tourism for va beach which is closer to Raleigh than Myrtle Beach by roughly 30-45 minutes. Whatever the outcome I just hope it has minimal impact on the rural lands in eastern nc.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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Sounds good for Norfolk! But we all know most growth is suburban type development. Although Norfolk is a bit different as its bunched up between other cities with a massive swamp to the south that is protected land so not much room for suburban growth. I was just hoping for a quicker route to VA beach, right now by time closest beach to me is Wrightsville which is roughly a little less to a little more than a 2 hour drive from here, versus VA beach which more like 2 and a half hours. By distance topsail beach is the closest to me. Just want more beaches that can be done in 2 hours! Wonder if it will increase beach tourism for va beach which is closer to Raleigh than Myrtle Beach by roughly 30-45 minutes. Whatever the outcome I just hope it has minimal impact on the rural lands in eastern nc.
Ack! To think we were griping about our drive to Sandbridge today, 20 min.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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Instead of I-87 ending at at the I-64/I-264 junction in Chesapeake
Crap, I meant I-64/I-464 junction.
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