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Old 03-30-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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When driving into one of these cities and searching for the Interstate loops of 485 in Charlotte and 440 in Raleigh you may be confronted by signs referring to them as "Inner Loop" and "Outer Loop". Doing 70mph with an 18 wheeler on your rear bumper is not the time to figure out what these signs mean.
The inner loops goes around the cities CLOCKWISE. The outer loops goes around the cities COUNTER CLOCKWISE.
I am appalled by the poor directional signs on NC highways but I consider the inner/outer loop thing to be the worst and most confusing to those of us unfamiliar with the scheme.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I like the use of inner loop and outer loop because it easier for me to figure out which way I need to go on a beltloop. I cross a puzzling situation the other night with beltloop 277 I didnt know if I need to go north or south since it for most part goes around in a circle. North, South, East, West does not apply well on highway that goes around in a circle.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I have never paid attention to inner or outer loop. I always know where I am going before hand and which exit to take. I usually just drive through Raleigh on I-40.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't mind the inner/outer loop thing. It helps remind you where you are in relation to the city - travelling clockwise on the inner loop means the city is always to your right. Travelling counter-clockwise on the outer loop means the city is always to your left.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Miami
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OK, so I better get myself a GPS!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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I don't mind the inner/outer loop thing. It helps remind you where you are in relation to the city - travelling clockwise on the inner loop means the city is always to your right. Travelling counter-clockwise on the outer loop means the city is always to your left.
That's great for you...........but imagine yourself driving into a strange city and you see, for the first time in your life, signs for inner/outer loops. And like I said on the OP, you are doing about 70 and there is a Peterbilt on your rear bumper.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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When driving into one of these cities and searching for the Interstate loops of 485 in Charlotte and 440 in Raleigh you may be confronted by signs referring to them as "Inner Loop" and "Outer Loop". Doing 70mph with an 18 wheeler on your rear bumper is not the time to figure out what these signs mean.
The inner loops goes around the cities CLOCKWISE. The outer loops goes around the cities COUNTER CLOCKWISE.
I am appalled by the poor directional signs on NC highways but I consider the inner/outer loop thing to be the worst and most confusing to those of us unfamiliar with the scheme.
A lot of newbies around here seem to get confused by that, but it never bothered me one bit. Learning how to drive at 16 on the Capital Beltway tought me a lot. The Raleigh beltline is I think only 23 miles around? So if you do take the wrong way, just get off at the next exit and turn around.
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