Skip to main content

NCDOT to hold I-73/NC 68 Connector Workshop - Jan. 14

A piece of the Interstate 73 puzzle in North Carolina will start to fall into place on January 14th when NCDOT hosts a public workshop at Northwest High School in Greensboro.

The workshop will be held from 4-7 pm in the high school's cafeteria.

The informal meeting is to discuss a 13 mile project that will become part of Interstate 73.

The project will include a four lane divided highway that will connect NC 68 to US 220. This road will be part of the I-73 corridor. Most of the road will be built to Interstate standards. Any segments of the highway that aren't to standards will be upgraded at a later date. For more details, Bob Malme breaks it down for you at his website.

The project will also include widening of NC 68. Right-of-way acquisition is to begin in 2011 with construction starting in 2014.

Northwest High School is located on 5420 Northwest School Road in Greensboro.

It's possible that Bob or another member of the blog will be able to attend this meeting.

Story:
Workshop to be held on proposed N.C. 68 connector --Greensboro News-Record

Comments

Pat Batleman said…
You do a superb job chronicling all of these road projects and controversies, etc. The Town of Leland has asked NCDOT to conduct a workshop to allow us to present numerous questions concerning the plans for construction of the Cape Fear Skyway, I-140 Bypass, status of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and the 74-76-17 Causeway.

Popular posts from this blog

Sunshine Bridge (Donaldsonville, LA)

Located about halfway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in southern Louisiana, the Sunshine Bridge spans the lower Mississippi River near the city of Donaldsonville as part of the longer Louisiana Highway 70 corridor, which connects Interstate 10 and Airline Highway (US 61) with US 90 in Morgan City. In the years following World War II, the only bridges across the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana were located in the area of the state’s two largest cities – Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Postwar agricultural and industrial development along the river in this region led to the planning of a series of infrastructure projects in southern Louisiana that were aimed at spurring this development and modernization of the Delta region. One of these projects was known as the Acadian Thruway and was developed in the 1950s as a toll road intended to connect greater New Orleans with Lafayette and points west while providing a high-speed bypass of the Baton Rouge metro area. The Thruway, which

Horace Wilkinson Bridge (Baton Rouge, LA)

Standing tall across from downtown Baton Rouge, the Horace Wilkinson Bridge carries Interstate 10 across the lower Mississippi River between West Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parishes. Unusually, the bridge is actually named for three separate people; three generations of Horace Wilkinsons who served in the Louisiana State Legislature over a combined period of 54 years. Constructed in the 1960s and opened to traffic in 1968, this is one of the largest steel bridges on the lower Mississippi. It’s also the tallest bridge across the Mississippi, with its roadway reaching 175 ft at the center span. Baton Rouge is the northernmost city on the river where deep-water, ocean-going vessels can operate. As a result, this bridge is the northernmost bridge on the river of truly gigantic proportions. Altogether, the bridge is nearly 2 ½ miles long and its massive truss superstructure is 4,550 ft long with a center main truss span of 1,235 ft. The Horace Wilkinson Bridge is one of the largest

Natchez-Vidalia Bridge (Natchez, MS)

  Located about halfway between Baton Rouge and Vicksburg near the city of Natchez, the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge crosses the lower Mississippi River between southwest Mississippi and northeastern Louisiana at the city of Vidalia. This river crossing is a dual span, which creates an interesting visual effect that is atypical on the Mississippi River in general. Construction on the original bridge took place in the late 1930s in conjunction with a much larger parallel effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen the area’s flood protection and levee system along the Mississippi River. One of the more ambitious aspects of this plan was to relocate the city of Vidalia to a location of higher ground about one mile downriver from the original settlement. The redirection of the river through the Natchez Gorge (which necessitated the relocation of the town) and the reconstruction of the river’s levee system in the area were undertaken in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1927, wh