About time - NC42 widening from Clayton to NC50

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  1. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member


    NCDOT Looks to Widen N.C. 42 in Johnston County Monday, December 04, 2017

    CLAYTON – To ease traffic congestion and plan for expected growth, state transportation officials are finalizing a proposal to widen an eight-mile stretch of N.C. 42 in a fast-developing area of Johnston County.

    The proposal would widen what now is largely a two-lane road into four lanes with a divided median between U.S. 70 Business inside Clayton and N.C. 50, west of Interstate 40.

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  2. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Just wish they would change the start date from 2022 to maybe 2018
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  3. plummobile

    plummobile Well-Known Member

    They promised the people that this would be done in the late 90s and then again in 2008 (I believe). Then, all of a sudden, all the money went to the East side of Clayton to make 42 better for all the "big" bucks on that side. The congestion has always been worse on the west side of Clayton going to I40.
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  4. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Some major projects affecting our area:
    Start 2017 - Finish ~2019 - I40 repaving from NC42 to I95
    Start 2018 - Finish 2022 - I40 widening from NC42 to I440 (2 additional lanes each direction) - https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i40nc42/
    Start 2020 - Finish ~2025 - NC540 from NC55 to I40 - https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/complete540/
    Start ~2022 - Finish ~2028 - NC540 from I40 to US64 - https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/complete540/
    Start 2022 - Finish ~2024 - NC42 widening from NC50 to US70 Business - https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/nc42widening/default.html
    US70/I42 - https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/US70corridor/
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  5. Harvey

    Harvey Well-Known Member

    Looks like we have another one! http://www.newsobserver.com/news/traffic/article188307784.html

    Geez, did someone just wake up and realize Johnston County existed and it had roads? WTF?

    Short version of the article: NCDOT just now realizes Johnston County / Clayton is growing, decides to do something about it. Article makes no mention of the ****-poor planning the town and County have done over the years to create the mess that taxpayer dollars now have to fix.
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  6. cynadon

    cynadon Well-Known Member

    Maybe you should have told them how to do it in the late 80's. Of course, investing in Apple would have been easier.
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