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Old 02-10-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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A large electronic information sign has been installed on US 70 eastbound lane as you enter Town of Clayton. Spokeperson for NC advised the sign is in the event of "a incident on the Clayton bypass. Motorists are not familiar with Clayton as they head to the coast. We need to assist in directing them through Clayton". The cost of the sign is over $100,000. A large pole sign! Businesses in Clayton are not allowed to have pole signs. I am confident some politician's pockets are being lined with gold. At a time when government should be cutting spending this is a total waste of $1000,000+ in taxpayers money. I wonder how many more of these unneeded signs are being erected in NC?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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I know there's one westbound in that area (opposite Camping World, IIRC), but figured it was due to the upcoming I-40/I-440 construction. I don't recall seeing one eastbound. How did people find their way through Clayton on the way to the coast before the bypass was there?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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I know there's one westbound in that area (opposite Camping World, IIRC), but figured it was due to the upcoming I-40/I-440 construction. I don't recall seeing one eastbound. How did people find their way through Clayton on the way to the coast before the bypass was there?
That sign is another story. It is to tell you if there is a incident on I-40. Has nothing to do with I-440 which is years away! That is a larger sign and more expensive.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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That sign is another story. It is to tell you if there is a incident on I-40. Has nothing to do with I-440 which is years away! That is a larger sign and more expensive.
The re-doing of the 440 & 40 roads (from 264 exit all the way to US 1 exit) is starting in late spring/early summer and will last for I think 2 years. This is where they are digging out the whole road to the dirt and replacing it. I believe that is what the previos poster was talking about.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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The re-doing of the 440 & 40 roads (from 264 exit all the way to US 1 exit) is starting in late spring/early summer and will last for I think 2 years. This is where they are digging out the whole road to the dirt and replacing it. I believe that is what the previos poster was talking about.
It was my understanding they are still arguing on the route through/around Garner which would include the US 70 area south of Garner. How can they dig dirt when route not approved. Just saying!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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It was my understanding they are still arguing on the route through/around Garner which would include the US 70 area south of Garner. How can they dig dirt when route not approved. Just saying!
That's 540, not 440 (A/K/A the beltline) which already exists and, as noted, is being dug up this spring.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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The re-doing of the 440 & 40 roads (from 264 exit all the way to US 1 exit) is starting in late spring/early summer and will last for I think 2 years. This is where they are digging out the whole road to the dirt and replacing it. I believe that is what the previos poster was talking about.
Yup, exactly. None of us may live long enough to see 540 completed through Garner & over to Knightdale (what Bluecomet is referring to, I believe)!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:54 AM
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It was my understanding they are still arguing on the route through/around Garner which would include the US 70 area south of Garner. How can they dig dirt when route not approved. Just saying!
440, not 540.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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It was my understanding they are still arguing on the route through/around Garner which would include the US 70 area south of Garner. How can they dig dirt when route not approved. Just saying!
This is about two different road issues. They may not be digging I-540, but they sure are clearing the forest. Lots of trees down around Wake Tech off US-401 at Donnybrook and other places. That intersection is common to several routes. The Feds want to preserve some snails by cutting the town of Garner in half.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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440, not 540.
440 is already a complete loop. Do you have a link to anything coming south of Garner other than 540 loop?
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