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Old 02-18-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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North Carolina Turnpike Authority:

Phase 1 projected Open to Traffic in 2019

Google Mapping Flyover of the Proposed Study Area:

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They note that the corridor is subject to change, as it was created without environmental study.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the link! I've been curious to see how exactly the road would wind through Holly Springs. I just wish that the SW corridor had ended at Holly Springs/Kildaire Farm Road. But NC-55 makes a lot more sense. Just selfish reasons, lol.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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I think the pyramids were built in less time,Can't say I'm surprised.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Dang. I knew it would happen sooner or later, but I just hoped it would be later. You can practically see me waving from my back porch as the camera zooms past my subdivision on Lake Wheeler Rd.

We knew that the plans showed it coming through there, but we thought it would be more like 15 years from now. . . . . after we retired and moved to a beach hut in Tahiti
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I think the pyramids were built in less time,Can't say I'm surprised.
If you think this is taking a while, try I-476 outside of Philadelphia:

Interstate 476 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While proposed as early as 1929, the construction of the Mid-County Expressway through did not begin until 1967 and was not completed until 1991 due to massive community and environmental opposition during the freeway revolts of the 1960s and 1970s, leading The Philadelphia Inquirer to dub it "the most costly, most bitterly opposed highway in Pennsylvania history."
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Thanks MikeJ great information! I like the name of the group, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. Authority always seems a step up from Department. NCTA versus NCDOT.

It will really be something when its completed. A loop not completed is just a "C" or a "G" without the horizontal line.

Gee I was hoping it would of been done by this summer when I get back into the area......guess not!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I predict that by the time they fund that project NC will have money again and it will not be a toll road.

Oh wait we have a NCTA so what the heck lets toll that sucker.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Dang. I knew it would happen sooner or later, but I just hoped it would be later. You can practically see me waving from my back porch as the camera zooms past my subdivision on Lake Wheeler Rd.

We knew that the plans showed it coming through there, but we thought it would be more like 15 years from now. . . . . after we retired and moved to a beach hut in Tahiti
As these things go, you may well have 15 years.
Has anyone ever hit the initial opening date on a large highway project?
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Good stuff. We're hoping to move a little further out in 5-8 years. It will be nice to eventually hop on 540 and still be relatively close to things.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Great link Mike

At the rate they're going, my ten month old son will be among the first to drive on the Eastern portion
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