Diverging diamond for 40/42 exit

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  1. certdude

    certdude Well-Known Member


    ROUTER Well-Known Member

    I got a postcard from DOT yesterday about this project, they are having a public meeting soon, can't remember the date, will check when I get home.
  3. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Can you post the date and time and location. Thanks.

    I went to one of those meetings about a year ago and saw the layout for that diamond. Also they planned on doing it at Cornwallis first so they could divert traffic at 42. Also realigning the end of Cornwallis road to end at 50
  4. Auxie

    Auxie Well-Known Member

    Meeting is on Monday, Oct. 2, 4-7 PM at Garner United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center, 201 Methodist Drive, Garner
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  5. cranky

    cranky Well-Known Member

    Yep they're a real treat. I have been through the ones at 133 @ I-74 in Leland and 301 @ I-95. after you have been through them a few times they are tolerable. The problem is when old folks, drunks or folks from out of town get in them. They aren't intuitive, meaning if you
    are used to turning right to go left (cloverleaf exit) you will be in the wrong lane. diverging diamond.jpg
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  6. Colatech

    Colatech New Member

    Just my 2 cents here, but Lexington Ky has a couple of these and it basically takes the congestion off of the main roads and puts it on the new built roads ,making it safer on the main road. I hated it when they first built it, but they do work.
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  7. Comrad Merica

    Comrad Merica New Member

    so exciting! look at all these intersections! WOW all the new places to stare at beggars and fake panhandlers!
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  8. lgb0250

    lgb0250 Well-Known Member

    Yup, they are sure going to confuse us old folks! Probably about as much as they will the millennials driving around with their cell phones stuck up their
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  9. robbie

    robbie Well-Known Member

    Oh Jeezzzzzzzz..............I am confused already!!! :p
  10. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly from the last public hearing. The traffic light where Mcdonald's is, is going away. They are moving the traffic light back to between the Little Ceasars and the Dairy Queen
    Option 1) Diamond divergence on 40/42
    Option 2) Diamond divergence on 40/42 and a exit at Cleveland School Road right at the elementary school
    Option 3) Diamond divergence at Cornwallis road
  11. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter Well-Known Member

    They have these near Concord.....it will take some getting used to for sure. Construction in that area will be a fustercluck.
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  12. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

  13. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    So does that mean that they are not going to be putting an exit\entrance ramp where Cornwallis crosses over I-40?

    Also I vaguely recall didn't some developer want an exit/entrance at Cleveland School Road so that he could build a shopping center where West View Elementary school is today?
  14. youwish2bme

    youwish2bme Well-Known Member

    From what I understand that too is still on the list of projects.
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  15. certdude

    certdude Well-Known Member

    I would think the proposed Cornwallis exit would be more benefit than a Cleveland exit at this time. All this is going to do is gridlock everything between 42 and Cleveland and the exits.
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  16. cynadon

    cynadon Well-Known Member

  17. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    You will be able to get off I-40 onto NC540 and then go one exit to an exit on Cornwallis by the pond company. That is the current plan.
  18. certdude

    certdude Well-Known Member

  19. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter Well-Known Member

  20. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone get to go to this? I missed it. I had to go to a job fair at the work force development building today.

    I like to know what went on. Thank you

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