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Old 11-05-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Someone posted this in the Raleigh-Durham board.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/...u-s-house.html

Personally, I hope this happens.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:46 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Awesome, number it I-56.

Maybe even make the highway from Winston-Salem to the "Tri-Cities" of Tennessee via Boone a westward extension of I-56 too.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hampton Roads is always going to be "out of the way", but hopefully another interstate connection will make the entire region feel a lot less... isolated.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I'll be suprised if VDOT does it's part. Northern VA always seems to take top priority while the rest of the state gets little to nothing. Don't get me wrong, I definitely support this interstate, I'm just skeptical due to the state's attitude toward Hampton Roads in recent years. Plus, the route would avoid VA's speed traps like Emporia, so that's an added bonus.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:15 AM
 
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When ever I travel to that area from Chesapeake, I always take route 17. I dislike having to travel west to U.S. 58 and take I-95. Too much traffic on I-95 as well as big trucks.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Long overdue. Since we'll never have a true corridor to Northern Virginia, you know like Richmond has to DC, then Southeastern Virginia should create a proper corridor to North Carolina. Like NYC has with NJ. We need a train as well. Virginia needs something like the PATH, but they'll never do it.

Norfolk has Amtrak to Richmond, and that's about as good as it is going to get around here. If Richmond does not want a proper connection with Norfolk then we should look into creating connections with metropolitan areas that do want our money.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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When ever I travel to that area from Chesapeake, I always take route 17. I dislike having to travel west to U.S. 58 and take I-95. Too much traffic on I-95 as well as big trucks.
I-95 through NC is actually one of the least busy portions of I-95. NC's busiest Interstate is actually I-85, which passes through several urban areas in the state.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, I-95 between Emporia and Rocky Mount didn't seem particularly busy when I was driving through it a few weeks back.

I honestly can't see any downsides to this. It'll probably be a big boon to Elizabeth City, but some of those towns along 58 are going to suffer quite a bit.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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Awesome, number it I-56.

Maybe even make the highway from Winston-Salem to the "Tri-Cities" of Tennessee via Boone a westward extension of I-56 too.
The article says I-44. I'd love this!
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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The article says I-44. I'd love this!
Problem is that I-44 already exists, and this highway wouldn't be even close to I-44. Still, there have been proposals to build discontinuous segments of I-66 in different parts of the country, including a now-cancelled segment in California and Nevada. This was essentially a pipe dream idea to eventually make I-66 go across the country in honor of Historic U.S. Route 66.

I-50 has also been considered as well, although normally east-west routes ending in a zero are some of the longest routes (I-30 being the lone exception). Other available options are I-46, I-54, and I-56. I-48, I-52, and I-58 are not good choices since they would conflict with existing U.S. routes within the same states, which AASHTO has historically avoided.

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