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North Carolina has a new state highway

According to this story from WRAL, the new Hope Mills bypass in Cumberland County will carry the designation of NC 162.
Thirty years after it was initially proposed, the Hope Mills Bypass is ready for its first traffic.

The four-mile N.C. Highway 162 is expected to open by the end of the month, after crews put the finishing touches on a leg between Camden Road and Legion Road, said Tracy Pittman, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman in Cumberland County.

The state awarded the $24.6 million contract to build the highway in 1994. The four-lane, divided highway will link Bingham Drive to U.S. Highway 301, sweeping around downtown Hope Mills.

It's a bit hard to figure out exactly where the bypass will go, but it seems that it will run to the north of downtown Hope Mills, but won't connect directly to I-95. Also, Hope Mills is now home to two intra-city routes, as NC 59 serves as the main street through downtown.


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Adam said…
Hmmm it appears a small ride down to Fayetteville is in order next month.

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