40/42 Interchange Construction

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by jesse82nc, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rocky. it's really coming along well in spots. Looks like a road at least in most. Very glad this guy has posted again.
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  2. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    And yesterday afternoon all lanes were open from beltline (exit 301) to Exit 309. It was amazing going past white oak exit driving 75.
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  3. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    They said they plan to have it from the bypass to 440/beltline completely open in both directions before the end of the month. I think it will be end of the Summer at least before we see it open all the way to 40/42.

    They do still have some paving of the wear coat and some final striping to do on the newly opened sections. Probably will do that at night though.
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  4. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, it looks like the afternoon backups that happened between exits 301-306 now just happen at exit 309. No matter how much warning people are given that their lanes must exit, there will always be someone that merges in at the last second and makes everyone behind them brake, causing waves of backups.
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  5. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

  6. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    the 2nd bridge on 42 over 40 looks to be almost done. i wonder if they will start using that as designed soon? Getting the Cleveland road exit at west view will help with traffic, so maybe that will open before they start with the 42 from 40 each way work.
  7. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    They moved traffic to it last Thursday. Also the exit for 42 on I40 westbound is now before Cleveland road.
  8. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Jesse have you seen any latest's 40/42 intersection plans? now that they are into it i was curious about turn lanes etc.
  9. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    This is the most current. I added some arrows that hopefully help a little.

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  10. tassy

    tassy Well-Known Member

    That's looks awful scary! :eek:
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  11. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    It's actually a really simple design even though it doesn't look it on paper. Only two intsection conflict points and free flowing on and off ramps.
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  12. lgb0250

    lgb0250 Well-Known Member

    Simple and common sense doesn’t compute for many people. Certain people are in an uproar about navigating the new roundabout being built at Cornwallis/Josephine/Shiloh. I can only imagine how well this one is going to be accepted..
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  13. tukasiya

    tukasiya Well-Known Member

    It will be like a demolition derby. DOT is going to screw the people trying to make a left turn out of South Hills Subd. They will likely have to make a right turn, go to the roundabout, take their chances in the roundabout, and then come back by their subdivision to get up to Hwy. 42. Our government at work.
  14. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    How do you get to 42 now? Left onto Cornwallis then to 42?

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